Everything You Need to Know About the National School Walkout

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Get all the details on the National School Walkout that took place today, March 14th.
Today at 10am students all over the country will be left their classrooms for a National School Walkout to protest gun violence.
The demonstration, organized by the coalition of teen activists from the group called “Empower”, highlighted the issue and prevalence of gun violence and its effects.
In a statement, the National School Walkout explained of its intentions QUOTE, "Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms. Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day."
To participate in the protest, students all over the US are walked out of their classrooms at 10a.m. for 17 minutes, to symbolize the 17 students killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th.
Empower, the youth organization behind the protest, stated QUOTE, "We believe, as youth, it is imperative we have spaces where our voices are being heard. We DON’T need adults speaking on our behalf.”
The goal of the protests is not just to bring awareness to gun violence, but to also pressure Congress into actually take action and pass gun reform laws. The National School Walkout has listed demands for Congress, which includes QUOTE, “ban assault weapons; ban high capacity magazines; expand background checks to all gun sales; pass federal gun violence restraining order laws; fund government research on gun violence; and promote safe storage”.
And it’s not just high school and college students participating in the protest. Adults also joined in by leaving their place of work for the 17 minutes, or wearing orange--which is the symbolic color of the protest--and by spreading the word about how they are participating in the demonstration by using the hashtag #ENOUGH on social media. In fact, all Viacom channels went dark for 17 minutes at 10 am to stand in solidarity with the protestors.
Can I just say how proud and hopeful I am for the youth of America I am right now? You guys are amazing and you have our full support.
Okay guys so now I wanna did you guys participate in the walk out, or know any students who did? And are you going to be participating in the March for Our Lives later this month? Let me know in the comments below, and after that click right over here to see how Trump brutally fired his Secretary of State--over social media. We cannot make this up, people! Thanks so much for joining me on Clevver News, and be sure to subscribe to our channel for more! I’m your girl Joslyn Davis and I’ll see you soon!
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