National School Walkout: Mass Student Protests Against Gun Violence Across the U.S.

Thousands of students, emboldened by a growing protest movement over gun violence, stood up in their classrooms on Wednesday and walked out of their schools in a nationwide demonstration, one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida.

The 17-minute protests unfolding at hundreds of schools are intended to pressure Congress to approve gun control legislation after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and come 10 days before major protests in Washington and elsewhere.

• The first large wave of students left their classrooms at 10 a.m. Eastern time. Across the country, others walked out at 10 a.m. in their local time zones.

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