USA: Douglas students walk out of school to spur action on gun violence

Students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School partook in a National School Walkout in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, in honour of the Douglas school shooting victims, and demanding from Congress regulations on gun violence. Students from Douglas high walked out of school and marched side by side up to Pine Trails Park. «We’re going to continue that and we’re going to keep fighting to... Еще make change and we’ll fight as long as we need to until every kid is safe to go to school,» said Lewis Mizen, a senior at Douglas who participated in the walkout. For Chuck Griffith, a former teacher living in South Florida, this is «a jumping off point to continue the fight against gun violence and assault weapons and all manner of violence in this country.» Gloria Cartigiano, a Boca Raton resident, also stood outside Douglas holding a sign to support the students. Cartigiano’s son was killed last year in an accidental shooting at a friend’s house. «The children inspire me,» said a mother who lost her son at a shooting incident last year. «It’s time to do something. The negligence and how easy it is to get guns, the laws have to change,» she added. Thousands of students walked out of schools across the country as more than 2,500 schools partook in mass marches decrying gun violence in schools and on the streets. The national walkout was organised by the ‘The Women’s March Youth Empower’ for the one-month anniversary of the Parkland shooting in which 17 people were killed and another 17 injured at Douglas high.

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