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What participants are saying about the National School Walkout

Yesterday, exactly one month after tragedy struck Parkland, Fla., kids across the country walked out of schools at 10 a.m. in every time zone for the National School Walkout.

The walkout simultaneously honored the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and served as a platform for the victims and students to demand gun control. The demonstration was organized by the minds behind the Women's March who are specifically demanding a ban on assault weapons, universal background checks before gun sales and a gun violence restraining order law that would allow courts to disarm people who display warning signs of violent behavior, according to CNN.

Since the Parkland shooting, the survivors and other high school students across the nation have used their voices to change the future. Here's what they were saying on Twitter during the walkout.

MSDHS shooting surviors and March for Our Lives leaders, like Sarah Chadwick, shared these words:

From Emma Gonzalez:

From Ryan Deitsch:

Matt Deitsch urged people to participate in March for Our Lives, too:

David Hogg's message was inspirational:

Taryn's was somber:

Cameron used his platform to speak out against politicians he disagrees with:

Students across the country also shared their experiences of the walkout on Twitter, like this student who walked out solo:

This student's march seems to have had more participants:

Just like David Hogg, Emilia looked on the bright side:

We got chills from this tweet, TBH (BTW, have you registered to vote yet?):

Short and sweet and to the point:

This survivor is still greiving:

These students were apparently punished for participating:

Did you participate in the National School Walkout? Do you use social media to talk about serious topics like this? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram.

Photo: Twitter/sarah_northrop

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by Ashlin Bird | 3/15/2018
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