The National School Walkout for gun violence, in tweets

Students across the country are honoring the lives of the Parkland victims through protest.

Students across the country are walking out of their classes Wednesday to advocate for reform to gun control legislation and protest the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that occurred exactly one month ago.

At 10 am local time, students have been engaging in 17 minutes of protest to honor the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. The schools represented are diverse — from elementary schools to colleges, in urban, suburban, and rural areas — but they stand unified in message and mission.

In Alexandria, Virginia, two 11-year-olds organized a walkout with more than 60 of their peers, going so far as to put together a homemade press packet for the reporters covering their protest.

Covering a walkout this morning at an elementary school in Virginia, and the 11-year-old organizers had a press packet ready for me.

— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) March 14, 2018

This particular walkout lasted 18, rather than 17, minutes to honor 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington, who was killed at a school in Burlington, Alabama, earlier this month. One of the organizers told the Guardian reporter covering the event that when African-American women are killed, “their names aren’t remember[ed], so I thought it was important to add.”

The walkout at Naomi and Carter’s school will last 18 minutes, with an extra minute added for Courtlin Arrington, who was shot at a school in Alabama. When African-American women are killed “their names aren’t remember, so I thought it was important to add,” Naomi said.

— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) March 14, 2018

In New York City, more than 1,000 students at LaGuardia High School took to the streets.

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Source:: Vox – All

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