"March For Our Lives": Survivors Of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Announced An Event
February 20, 2018 10:57 By Fabiosa
Students of the Stoneman Douglas High School have announced a march to protest America's gun laws. This comes after Florida shooting that claimed at least 17 lives and left many injured.
The deadliest shooting since Sandy Hook
The mass shooting happened on Wednesday after a young man identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, set off a fire alarm before he began to shoot. Nikolas was said to be a 'disturbed gun loving orphan' who had been expelled from the school.
Both students and staff members were casualties of the shooting in Parkland, Florida. The massacre has also been judged the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut.
Students speak up
Following the arrest of Nikolas Cruz, the survivors have been speaking up about America's gun laws.
An 11th grade student named Cameron Kasky told ABC News about the decision to do something in response to the shooting. He said a protest will hold "on March 24th in every single city."
Stoneman Douglas students announce March for Our Lives on March 24. "One of the things we've been hearing is that it's not the yet time to talk about gun control... so here's the time we're going to talk about gun control." pic.twitter.com/CLUf6JM9fs
— Axios (@axios) February 18, 2018
Another student, Emma Gonzalez, also said that student activists from Parkland hoped to speak with President Donald Trump and other top U.S. political office holders.
"March for our lives"
The brave students have named the demonstration "March For Our Lives". According to them, they want to make a point to the adults as well as give them the opportunity to be on the right side.
#NeverAgain never again will this happen in Parkland. Never again will it happen anywhere. Never again. Join the movement. Be the movement.
— #NeverAgain (@NeverAgainMSD) February 16, 2018
let it be known that cruz messed with the wrong school. We as students are using social media as a platform to have our voices heard. Let it be known that we are and will be in contact with our legislators & politicians. Change is now. & it is starting with the survivors.
— kyra (@longlivekcx) February 17, 2018
Gonzalez has also made it clear that everyone is welcome to join the protest. She spoke particularly to students, asking them to understand that they are vulnerable. She said:
They need to join us, and they need to help us get our message across.
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) February 18, 2018
It would be great to see people everywhere lend their voices to the cause of these brave students.