Students demand action on gun violence with nationwide walkout

They solemnly spilled onto the high school football field, holding signs protesting gun violence and wearing shirts that read "March for our lives." They waved at a crowd of onlookers who had gathered to show support.

Exactly one month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, survivors of the massacre joined tens of thousands of students across the U.S. by walking out of school on Wednesday morning.

The mass protests were held at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted 17 minutes , one for each of the Parkland victims. Organizers said the purpose was to highlight "Congress' inaction against the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods."

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