Today marks one month since the horrendous shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and as a mark of remembrance and protest, thousands of students and teachers began walking out of the classrooms as part of the #Enough! National School Walkout. They protested for 17 minutes, and each minute represented one of the lives that were lost.
The protest organisers hope that the event will be a call to the government to finally bring in some laws to control guns. “We view this work as part of an ongoing and decades-long movement for gun violence prevention, in honor of all victims of gun violence — from James Brady to Trayvon Martin to the 17 people killed in Parkland,” said the Women’s March Youth Empower organisation.