Some are calling it the “Children’s crusade” as students of all ages are organizing protests to demand stricter gun control laws. While many school walk outs are being set for March, the protests have already started. Hundreds of university and high school are staging demonstrations this week.
Free Beacon reports:
Hundreds of Florida high schoolers walked out of class Tuesday morning and headed toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and teachers were killed last Wednesday, during what was to be a short moment of silence held at noon. Students and teachers many miles from the Broward County high school instead took to the streets and marched toward the site of the shooting.
In Iowa City, over 100 high schoolers walked out of class Monday morning demanding “not one more,” and two area high schools will be hosting call centers after school this Friday for students to contact their representatives and try to “say something,” despite not having the right to vote.
Meanwhile, University of Chicago student clubs helped organize a large march on the city’s downtown on Sunday to chants of “Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” while anti-gun faculty, students, and parents at the University of Texas-Austin have pledged to meet every Monday at noon near a Martin Luther King Jr statue on campus to protest for legislative change.
These actions come ahead of March For Our Lives, a demonstration to be held March 24 in Washington, D.C., organized by student survivors of the Broward County shooting.
Two national walkouts have also been planned, including one on March 14, to mark one month since the Stoneman Douglas shooting, and another on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting in Colorado.
Young survivors of last week’s events have since organized under the umbrella of the Never Again movement, and will be meeting on Wednesday with Florida state lawmakers to discuss gun control.
National Rifle Association and Second Amendment activists have been slammed as complicit in the mass murder of school children. Some are calling for the abolishment of the National Rifle Association, including George Clooney and Oprah who both pledged 500,000 to fund the anti-Second Amendment marches. (See full story here)
Would you allow your child to participate in one of these walk-outs? Schools around the nation are preparing for what promises to be a large movement.