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National Walkout Day: A Look At Student Protesters Around The Country

Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, Fla, on Feb. 14. Cruz, 19, was charged with 17 counts of murder. The incident not only sparked national debate about mental health and gun reform, but it also galvanized students coast to coast into political action, marking National Walkout Day on Wednesday (Mar. 14).

One of the best signs of the whole protest. #guncontrol #gunreformnow #gunreform #protest #protestphotography #washingtondc #dc #dcprotest #students #teachers #studentprotest #nationalwalkoutday #nationalwalkout #democracy #protestsigns #way2ill #illgrammers #gramslayers #artofvisuals #visualambassadors #moodygrams #sign #justgoshoot #sonyalpha #sonya6000

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From Florida to New York to California to Washington, DC, student protesters from all around ditched class to take to the streets with their voices, demanding gun reform and that the National Rifle Association be abolished. “It’s easier to buy a gun than to educate,” reads one post. “We’re done taking bullets for Congress,” reads another. One of the more striking images states: “While the GOP prays, we all remain prey.” See what other protesters are saying and what has been transpiring throughout major cities today:

I stand in support of our students and teachers raising their voices against gun violence on #NationalWalkoutDay. We owe our students leadership that will fight the NRA. #Enough #NotOneMore #NeverAgain #CA39

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National Walk Out Day Glad to see so many young people stepping up and being a part of the process… #RiseUp #NationalWalkoutDay IMAGES COURTESY NPR READ MORE https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/14/593433911/across-the-country-students-walk-out-to-protest-gun-violence?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180314&utm_campaign=breakingnews&utm_term=nprnews

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#NationalWalkOutDay #EnoughIsEnough #Enough

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‪The students of Harvest Collegiate in New York City have had #ENOUGH. #NationalWalkoutDay #EnoughIsEnough ‪📷: @tko.creative

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@WhoopiGoldberg joined students on the streets in New York City who were taking part in #NationalWalkoutDay along with thousands across the country to rally for change in gun laws. #TheView #ViewStrong

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Students across the US have held a mass walkout to demand tighter gun safety laws. It’s after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month, which left 17 people dead. #schoolshooting #US #guncontrol #florida #nationalwalkoutday #enough

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#neveragain #nationalwalkoutday

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R.I. students join national #Enough movement Joining their peers in a national movement to protest gun violence in schools, students in at least 12 schools in Rhode Island are having events today to honor the 17 people killed Feb. 14 at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. #RhodeIsland #nationalwalkoutday Gallery from R.I. and around the nation: bit.ly/RIWalkOut

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High students’ nonviolent direct action March in front of Chico’s iconic Senator Theater #nationalwalkoutday #chico #endgunviolence #standwithus

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The kids who took a stand on #nationalwalkoutday today are sending a clear message—and all of the U.S. needs to listen. ✊✊🏼✊🏾

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#nationalwalkoutday #schoolwalkout2018

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The feelings of being a millenial marching with your 5yo who is sharing an age appropriate message of “kind and safe learning” while his slightly older schoolmates hold signs that say “Stop the Gun Violence,” “Stop Shooting,” and “No Guns,” are indescribable. #NationalWalkoutDay

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