Students are walking out of classrooms across the US, waving signs and chanting their demands for tighter gun safety laws.
This comes exactly a month after a former student opened fire at a Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and injuring several others.
The hashtag ENOUGH National School Walkout began at 10am local time on Wednesday with 17-minute walkouts planned at 10am in each time zone.
“Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” read one student’s sign in New York City, needling the rote response many lawmakers make after mass shootings.
In Parkland, Florida, thousands of students slowly filed on to the Stoneman Douglas school football field to the applause of families and supporters beyond the fences. Law enforcement officers looked on and news helicopters thrummed overhead.
The walkouts are part of a burgeoning, grassroots movement that grew out of the Parkland attack.