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  • U.S.Thousands of students walk out of school in nationwide gun violence protest

    Everywhere, it seemed, the students had had enough. At thousands of schools across the country, from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between, students walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and to mark one month since a mass shooting left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

    The nationally organized walkouts, which come 10 days before a march on Washington organized by Stoneman Douglas survivors that could draw hundreds of thousands of students to the nation’s capital, are unprecedented in recent American history. Supporters say the protests represent a realization of power and influence by young people raised on social media who have come of age in an era of never-ending wars, highly publicized mass shootings and virulent national politics.

    More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.3e55b6a90117
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