Friday, November 15, 2019
News

US witnesses National Walkout Day to demand action on gun control

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Washington D.C. [United States] | March 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Thousands of students across the United States (US) walked out of their schools on Wednesday to call for action against gun violence precisely one month post the Florida shooting which claimed 17 lives.

Students from more than 3,000 schools took to the streets from Washington to Los Angeles and from New York to Parkland, reported the Independent.

Organized by Empower, the youth arm of the Women's March movement, the walkouts are the latest show of activism by young people who are now wading into the gun-control debate.

Student speakers boomed outrage and grief for a problem that has a growing body count - both in and out of schools.

According to the reports, students clutched signs that read "I should be writing my college essay, not my will." Others read "Enough is enough."

Celebrities on Twitter expressed their support for the demonstrations, including Chris Evans, Miley Cyrus, Zendaya, and Kerry Washington.

Some students went to the White House and sat on the closed-off portion of Pennsylvania Avenue for a 17-minute moment of silence. They sat on the street with their backs to the executive mansion. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Hong Kong: 70-year old man dies after be...
US threatens Egypt with sanctions over a...
After BRICS summit, Modi leaves for home...
Indian American Hindu organisations writ...
Syrian Prez says struggle against Wester...
Pak Senate Chairman Sanjrani asks govt t...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Maha govt: First tripartite meet of Cong...
Toxin responsible for death of birds aro...
Process has begun for govt formation, no...
UP: STF nabs wanted life convict who esc...
Gold worth Rs 1.33 crores seized from ai...
Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Trump asks SC to block NY subpoena ... 
Trump admin proposes 83% hike in co... 
Indian women beat West Indies by 7 ... 
Lightning kills 20 in Pakistan... 
PML-N approaches court over conditi... 
Pak leads in number of censorship r... 
Badshah collaborates with J Balvin,... 
Israel concludes international aeri...