School Walkouts

Today was National Walkout Day in the USA, and thousands of students nationwide have been using their constitutional right to protest the current state of gun legislation in the country. In each timezone, the walkout began at 10.00 am and lasted at least 17 minutes - one minute per student that was killed in the recent Parkland, Florida shooting. Participants aimed to draw attention to the need for stricter gun laws. This protest was for students of all ages, with middle schools, high schools, universities, and even primary schools participating.