American students have staged protests in Washington and in the state of Florida to demand stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.
A group, known as Teens for Gun Reform, had 17 members lie down on Wednesday outside the White House to symbolize the number of people who lost their lives last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Dozens were involved in the protest, chanting slogans such as, “We want safe schools!” and carrying signs, including one which said, “Am I next?”
“We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida last Wednesday,“ the organization said in a statement. ”We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings!“
About 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School…