Columbine-Rampage: Disciples protest against gun violence

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Columbine-Rampage: Disciples protest against gun violence

Thousands of students in United States have protested a school strike against gun violence. They went to streets nationwide on 19th anniversary of massacre at Columbine High School, commemorating victims and calling for a stricter arms policy. Under motto enough is enough organizers had registered around 2,500 meetings.

At 10 a.m. local time, students left ir classrooms and school grounds in many places. In capital Washington, several hundred students gared in front of White House. It was read on demonstrators ' signs: "Stop Gun Violence", "books instead of bullets" or "right to security".

Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in state of Florida had called for nationwide commemoration. There, a 19-year-old had shot 17 people in February. Since incident, parkland students have been at forefront of a campaign for a more stringent gun law in United States. The previous peak of movement was march for our lives at end of March, with more than a million people involved.

The teachers of high school in parkland were not allowed to leave grounds, y still took part in protest and set out in color of protest, dressed in orange colors. Most students have to adjust to disciplinary action after strike.

On day of protest, too, a firearms incident occurred at a US school. A student, according to police, injured a person at Forest High School in Florida. The Ocala Star Banner newspaper reported a shot in ankle. A suspect was arrested, and police of Marion County shared on Facebook.

Every year, many thousands of people die in United States through gun violence. Schools are repeatedly targeted by assassinations. Many students also protested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of recent massacre. They painted a large transparent with inscription "Never Again".

Updated Date: 21 April 2018, 12:02

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