25 Images From The National School Walkout Will Bring You To Tears
Hundreds of thousands of students walked out of their classrooms on March 14, 2018, to participate in the National School Walkout, a nationwide protest and call to action to ban assault weapons. Students and teachers stepped out for 17 minutes to honor the lives of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Flo., exactly one month prior. The images captured will move you, give you chills, and fill you with hope for the future.
Images from the National School Walkout that took place earlier this week are nothing short of heartbreaking.tko.creative / Instagram
Kids from a school in New York carried signs that read “I’d rather cheat on a test than cheat death.”
Students form San Francisco rallied to protest.treglef / Instagram
They carried signs that pushed for Gun reforms and argued to put an end to the national debate of gun control.
Many of the young women at the march also used the march to highlight women’s rights.rainbowsonmyfrontlawn / Instagram
This young woman underlined that women’s bodies seem to have more regulations than guns do.
How heartbreaking is it that young kids have to go out and protest?activistandco / Instagram
Or, even have to protest a concept they shouldn’t even have to be worrying about at an age like this.
Some students even acted out scenes from a shooting.sparkletony / Instagram
The images were haunting and extremely stirring.
Others pressed lawmakers to envision what it would be like if a shooter hit too close to home.pcwitte / Instagram
So many parents across the country have felt the effects of lawmakers inertia to create better gun control laws. Here’s hoping this protest helps.
This image is completely haunting.marimayangelofficial / Instagram
No child should have to look scared like this.
Tons of the art work created for the event were also powerful.even_edit / Instagram
No child should have to go to school and be afraid. All kids have a right to pursue their education in safe environments. Punto.
These kids protesting the event with their drawings are also heartbreaking.wzrgrl923 / Instagram
People have to look at these images and realize that something needs to be changed.
All of the protests radiated peace and love.d.m.reed / Instagram
This moving protest led by Penn Alexander Student Council leaders pushed for a more safe future for students.
Fear has no place in school.15anxela15 / Instagram
The protest marked one month after the Parkland shooting, here’s hoping all of these kids efforts create reform.
This poster highlights that we have to start treating our futures seriously.ellie1williams / Instagram
Because if kids are the future we have to start treating them that way.
The kids at the event were so proactive, we ought to be proud of them as a country.neomi_torres_agent / Instagram
They’re a reminder that as separate as our lives may seem they are also extremely interconnected and we have to be responsible for one another.
These kids have a right to be safe.ltxl / Instagram
These kids have the right to be safe and get an education. We have to do better.
For the most part, all of the posters emphasized that enough is enough.humansofquimby / Instagram
And that children, kids, teens and students all around have to be taken more seriously. And they must be better appreciated.
These kids are giving the world an example of peaceful protest.mart_sf / Instagram
There’s no doubt the pain and agony that so many schools that have had school shootings went through during this time that reminded them of their school shootings. But there was so much peace and love at these protests as well.
Something has to change. Now.elysedashew / Instagram
These kids at Whitewater Middle School are pushing for their voices to be heard and to be included in the national debate of gun reform.
It’s a beautiful thing to see kids demanding to have their voices heard.frugalonthefly/ Instagram
How moving are the photos above? They facts that they include are also strike. “48% of civilian-owned guns are in the USA.”
This Latina activist got real about how easy it is to buy a gun.itsnotkarmen / Instagram
“Not only were 17 lives lost a month ago but from what I know there have been more than 14 school shootings in the US so far in 2018 which is one school shooting a week. Around 25 people have died.”
What a haunting message.octaviozaya / Instagram
Students are standing up and standing out against gun violence in the National School Walkout. This sign was inspired by the words of AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz said of aids “what it would be like if, each time a lover, friend or stranger died of this disease, their friends, lovers or neighbors would take the dead body and drive with it in a car a hundred miles an hour to Washington DC and blast through the gates of the White House and come to a screeching halt before the entrance and dump their lifeless form on the front steps.”
Medical students lied on the floor in protest during the National School Walkout.steelanaaustin / Instagram
Students lied on the floor during the National School Walkout die-in at St. Louis School of Medicine.
Students at this protest used their imaginations to send a message.rmkcounselor / Instagram
This first graders response to the practice is absolutely chilling.
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