Students hold anti-gun violence 'lie-in' demonstration outside White House

Demonstrators participate in a'lie-in during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House on Monday

Demonstrators participate in a'lie-in during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House on Monday

Many asking for gun control and safer schools.

Trump, who visited some of the shooting victims and first responders on Friday, spent the weekend at his estate in South Florida, only an hour's drive from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman fatally shot 17 people. "We really want to see reform, and the subject isn't taking away all guns; it's making sure atrocities such as these never happen again".

Numerous kids protesting aren't even old enough to vote yet, but they wanted to use their voices to not only show their parents that they are ready for change, but to send the message that even if they can't vote this year, they will be able to vote in the future, and on their minds is gun violence in their schools and gun reform. "Congress has to make sure that they enact laws that distinctly make sure that this can't spiral out of control".

A Falls Church, Virginia, high school planned a candlelight vigil for Monday night to remember the victims of the Douglas shooting.

During the event teens lay on the ground far longer, some of them moved to tears as they thought about the most recent school shooting and the very real fear they face walking through the doors of their schools each day. ". I shouldn't have to worry about walking on campus and later that day somebody with a gun walking on campus, too". My message for the people in office is: You're either with us or against us.

Students and a parent interviewed at Davis High School on Tuesday said they had not heard much about the walkout but were concerned in general about safety.

They're asking that like-minded folks who can't make it to the nation's capital stage solidarity marches in their own communities. "It doesn't have to be this way".

"No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country", said the group.

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It has called for school communities to engage in acts of protest around their schools.

According to the Women's March Network website, the organization is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout on March 14.

Through Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook posts, Roth asked other Rock Island students to join him in a peaceful demonstration.

At the town hall in Sunrise, students and parents questioned the NRA's spokeswoman, and Sens.

"Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m., ET, on Wednesday, February 21 at the BB&T Center. Marco Rubio embraced a Democratic bill in the Florida legislature to allow courts to temporarily prevent people from having guns if they are determined to be a threat to themselves or others.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would be unable to attend because he would be working on legislative solutions in Tallahassee.

Trump also later tweeted he would "always remember" the event, adding "we must keep our children safe".

Hundreds of students from Montgomery Blair high school just walked out of class and are marching down route 29. The White House said more information would be made available closer to the event.

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