US observes National Walkout Day calling action on gun control

 

Washington D.C. [United States] March 15 (NT): Thousands of students from corner to corner of the United States (US) walked out of their schools on Wednesday to demand for action against gun violence specifically one month post the Florida shooting which claimed 17 lives.

Students from more than 3,000 schools appeared the streets from Washington to Los Angeles and from New York to Parkland, reported the Independent.

Organized by Empower, the youth arm of the Women's March movement, the storm out are the latest shows of activism by young people who are now wading into the gun-control dispute.

Student speakers boomed their annoyance and anguish for a problem that has a rising body count - both in and out of schools.

According to the reports, students held signs that read "I should be writing my college essay, not my will." Others read "Enough is enough."

 

 A number of Celebrities on Twitter expressed their shore up for the demonstrations, including Chris Evans, Miley Cyrus, Zendaya, and Kerry Washington.

Some students went to the White House and sat on the closed-off segment of Pennsylvania Avenue for a 17-minute moment of silence. They sat on the street with their backs to the decision-making mansion. (NT)

 

 

 

 

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