"The NRA Is Not OK!"
One month to the day of the horrific massacre at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, students are holding 17 minute walkouts and much longer protests across the country. Joining them are friends and family, school officials, and Democratic lawmakers. The goal: convince lawmakers to pass stronger gun laws.
My parents "never had to worry about someone barging into their classroom with an assault rifle and slaughtering everyone in their class. That is an American tragedy," Maryland student says https://t.co/B9gqfHUvRF #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/szJ0lmHujO— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 14, 2018
In front of the president's Trump International Hotel in Manhattan, these students are chanting, "Hey hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?"
One holds a hand-made sign that reads: "We need effective gun control laws."
In Philadelphia, students chant, "The NRA is not OK!"
Outside of Congress in Washington, D.C. students are chanting, "What do we want? Gun Control. When do we want it? Now!"
“This is what Democracy looks like!” Students and allies rally outside of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. as part of #NationalWalkoutDay to protest for stricter gun laws. https://t.co/JuOWURifIL pic.twitter.com/zpLrLwkagJ— ABC News (@ABC) March 14, 2018
And outside the White House, what looks to be thousands are protesting silently. One student holds a sign that says, "Protect kids not guns."
Here's how students in Montana today are honoring the 17 people murdered a month ago:
Bismark, North Dakota students:
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders joined in the protests:
The protests are not limited to the U.S. Here are students from London:
Students at the American School in London walk out in solidarity with students participating in #NationalWalkoutDay to protest gun violence and to honor the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. https://t.co/JuOWUR0Ekb pic.twitter.com/k7XpVF3xaE— ABC News (@ABC) March 14, 2018