Students in the US state of Colorado walk out of their classes to protest the country’s gun laws two weeks after 17 people were shot to death at a Florida high school.
Hundreds of students from all five Poudre district high schools in Fort Collins participated in the walkout on Tuesday afternoon and marched to Old Town Square to congregate for an organized protest.
Some were chanting, “This is what democracy looks like,” while others were carrying signs that read; “It’s not my job to know where to hide” and “I want to worry about grades, not guns.”
On February 14, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others.
The gunman, a former student who was said to be 19 years old, quietly surrendered to police after opening fire with an assault-style rifle.
“What happened in Florida could happen anywhere,” Misty Hirsch, a student at Senior Liberty High School, said.