Thousands of students across the Chicago area walked out of schools Wednesday wearing orange, carrying signs and chanting “Enough!” — adding their voices to a chorus of young people across the country demanding gun reform.
At dozens of public and private schools young people in the city and suburbs honored the 17 killed one month ago in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and called attention to gun violence that has devastated their schools and communities. “If we keep coming together like this we will be unstoppable,” said Genevieve Lindley, 18, a senior at Evanston Township High School. The photos, in order, show students from North Lawndale College Prep, Waukegan High School, Lakeview High School, Barrington High School, Stevenson High School, New Trier High School, Romeoville High School, Evanston High School, Chesterton (Ind.) High School, Thornton Fractional South High School and Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart. Chicago Tribune Newspapers photos by Erin Hooley, Emily K. Coleman, Nancy Stone, Stacey Wescott, Judy Fidkowski, Brian Cox, Zbigniew Bzdak, Kevin Tanaka, Kyle Telechan, Howard Ludwig and Chris Walker. Use the link in our profile to see the story and a photo gallery.