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National School Walkout: Taking it to the streets (and the playgrounds)

(RNN) – Students poured out of schools across the nation Wednesday to protest gun violence, call for reform and honor the 17 people gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida a month ago.

Some left their classrooms in silence, others with chants.

In schools where walkouts weren’t permitted, students expressed themselves in other ways.

These are the faces and protests of the National School Walkout.

Douglas High School, Parkland, FL

White House, Washington, DC

Students from 28 area schools took part in the demonstration.

Public School 5 in Jersey City, NJ

Creative and Performing Art School, Pittsburgh

Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA

Downtown Brooklyn Middle School, Brooklyn, NY

Cass Tech High School, Detroit

Topeka, KS, High School

One small voice

Silent tribute

Can’t walk out

Not all the support came from schools

A Trekkie salute

The NRA reacts

Unifying factor for many of the protests

The walkout was organized by EMPOWER, the youth branch of the Women’s March. More than 3,100 walkouts were registered across the country.

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