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Thousands Of Teens Walk Out Of Classes To Protest Gun Laws Across The U.S.(Photos)



Thousands of studentshave walked out of their classrooms in protest over gun laws as they showed support for the teen survivors of Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting who are rallying in the state's Capitol.

Students from across the country participated in the mass walk out on Wednesday to honor the 17 people killed in the deadly massacre in Parkland, Florida a week ago.

It took place as thousands of others, including massacre survivors, converged on Florida's Capitol to ramp up the pressure on lawmakers to enact tougher gun control measures.

Thousands of protesters rallied against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday a week after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool.




 
Several hundred people protested outside of the Florida House of Representatives while lawmakers were in session on Wednesday.






Students from South Plantation High School walk on the street during a protest in Plantation, Florida on Wednesday.

Students of Coral Glades High School, a high school less than four miles from the Parkland shooting scene, hold signs as the participate in a schoolwalk for gun law change.






The March for Action on Gun Violence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was in front of the US Courthouse.
Many students, parents and teachers have been outspoken since the shooting about a need for better gun regulations





Millbrook High School students demonstrate against gun violence outside their school in Frederick County, Virginia.

Students from Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland march down a street as part of their walk out.

Washington D.C






Hundreds of students from a number of Maryland and DC schools walked out of their classrooms and made a trip to the US Capitol and the White House to call for gun legislation.

Thousands of activists and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas HighSchool attend a rally at the Florida State Capitol building to address gun control on Wednesday.

Seventeen student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoollie down on the floor inside the state Capitol in Tallahassee in silence and pray at the approximate time of the attack one week ago






Students and their chaperones from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, wearing blue t-shirts, stand in the gallery above the Florida Senate as the Senate holds a moment of silence to honour the victims of last week's mass shooting.

Lobbyists and attorneys listen as student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High interrupt a house legislative committee hearing in Tallahassee on Wednesday.

Students demonstrate for stronger gun control laws outside the White House in Washington






Sofia Hidalgo, 15, of Glenmont, Md., chants during a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington.

Sydney Acuff, 16, of Silver Spring, Md., center, screams during a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington.

Demonstrators take part in a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington.






Demonstrators take part in a student protest for gun control legislation in front of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington.

Gwendolyn Frantz, 17, of Kensington, Md., stands in front of the White House during a student protest for gun control, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington.

High school students Mia Arrington, center, 18, of West End, and Cheyenne Springette, right, 17, of Mt. Oliver, lead chants as they march down Liberty Avenue during a walk-out in solidarity with other high schools across the country to show support for Parkland, Fla, students on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in downtown Pittsburgh.
 





The former president tweeted his praise of the thousands of student activists on Thursday

First lady.

'We will be the last mass shooting,' said Emma Gonzalez, a senior at the high school who took cover on the floor of the auditorium as a shooter rampaged through the building







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