Thousands of students across the United States have walked out of classrooms to protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a high school in the state of Florida last month.
The #ENOUGH National School Walkout began Wednesday morning, with students waving signs and chanting slogans like “We want change.”
The walkouts were scheduled to last 17 minutes to commemorate the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.
But it quickly became apparent that many students around the country decided not to go to classes at all and to demonstrate instead.
While many school districts gave their blessings for the protests, students in some areas defied warnings of discipline to join the walkout.
Some students made an early start. At Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City, crowds of students poured into the streets of Manhattan, many dressed in orange, the color…