Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Scenes from National School Walkout

Thousands of students across the country today took part in #NationalSchoolWalkout, a growing movement to protest gun violence in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

In a show of solidarity, students at several East Village schools took part at 10 a.m., walking out of the classroom for 17 minutes — one minute for each person murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago today.

EVG reader Christine Champagne shared the above photo from Avenue A, where she spotted students from East Village Community School.

Per Christine:

Some of [the students] were stationed on chairs at various points along the route, holding signs with photos of the people who were killed in the Parkland shooting. I spoke with a teacher and told her how moved I was, and she told me it was all the kids. They wanted to do this, and they organized it.

Here are a few other images from the neighborhood this morning via Instagram ...

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Go TEENS, GO! #nationalwalkoutday ✨ 📷 courtesy of David Mack @buzzfeed

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JQ LLC said...

Inspiring and revolutionary. Because Chickenshit Autocrat Figurehead Trump, who caved to the NRA again, and all the whores in DC, wants everyone to quit and forget.

The kids are all right.

Christine Champagne said...

Thanks for posting this. I am so proud of the kids who live in our neighborhood!

cmarrtyy said...

Great for democracy. Students are considered collateral damage by the gun lobby and republicans. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Where are the rest of our pols?! They turn out for immigration but not for guns. Bad job...BAD JOB!

BT said...

The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Many kids stayed inside and demonstrated in favor of the 2nd amendment. But those kids aren't getting any press coverage. I wonder why?

margo said...

Proud of these kids. Never give up, never back down.

Gojira said...

There is hope for this country after all.

BT- your right to bear arms does not trump (how I hate to use that word) the right of children to be able to go to school expecting an education, not a bullet. And please provide proof of those many, many pro-gun protests going on inside schools, mmmkay?