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Emma González Tweets Support For Students Walking Out To Protest Gun Violence


Today is the National School Walkout, a nationwide protest against gun violence where kids all across the country have vowed to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes in an effort to peacefully protest gun violence and honor the 17 victims killed during the February 14th school shootings in Parkland, Florida. More than 185,000 students from more than 2,500 schools were expected to participate and social media is littered with people showing their support — including survivor Emma González, who has been outspoken and instrumental in establishing another protect happening later this month, March For Our Lives.

The planned walkouts, which are happening on the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and include students from that school, are taking place in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and across the country. Despite the peaceful protest, some school districts have threatened students with disciplinary action. Still, that hasn’t stopped most who planned to participate.

Last month, Emma González made headlines and became a Twitter darling after a powerful speech demanding for gun control now. Since then, she has continued to be outspoken about the need for chance and drawing attention to the March 24th March For Our Lives protest taking place all across the country. She continues to speak out in support of gun control, against gun violence, and tweeting support for other protests going on around the country.

Women’s March Youth Empower, the group organizing the protest, is encouraging others to show their support through social media as well.

“There’s gun violence in our schools and on our streets and we want to show the members of Congress and other adults in our lives that we are fed up with being unsafe,” Madison Thomas, national college coordinator for Empower, said to People. “We’re finally taking a stand and showing unified support for gun reform.”

People using the hashtag #ENOUGH, as well as #NeverAgain and #StudentsStandUp, are showcasing photos and showing their love on Twitter. Click through to see photos of the protests all across the country!


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