#GenNow we’ve been waiting for you!!! So proud to see peaceful protests of youthful engagement!
Thousands of students walked out of their schools today in a nationwide demonstration, 1 month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. The 17-minute #walkouts were meant to pressure Congress to approve gun control legislation after the massacre at #MarjoryStonemanDouglas High School. More marches are planned for March 24 and April 20, the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Today, Columbine students spent 30 seconds in silence: 17 for the dead in #Parkland and 13 for the dead on their own campus. @chetstrange took this photo of Leah Zundel there earlier today. Swipe left to see more photos of protests across the U.S. | @_saul.martinez photographed students in Parkland, @trittscamera captured a crowd in Brooklyn and @heislerphoto took a photo of Christiana Kallon reading a poem in Manhattan. In Chicago, @alyssaschukar took photos of memorial balloons and Zechariah Stepney with a sign memorializing 3 Parkland victims. In Santa Monica, @jennadactyl photographed Claire Freedman with her palms raised; in San Francisco, @joshhaner captured Anilu Zarate leading a crowd; in Seattle, @fremson took a photo of Scout Smissen, overcome with emotion; and in Manhattan, @kirstenluce photographed students marching toward Trump Tower.