USA: Students walkout to protest gun violence on 19th anniversary of Columbine

Published on 20 Apr 2018, 21:22
Hundreds of high school students walked out of their classrooms on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting to demand tougher gun laws in Washington DC, Friday.

Crowd gathered outside the White House where they held a 19 minutes silent sit-in to protest gun violence. The rally then continued by the US capitol where students heard from the Columbine shooting survivor Salli Garrigan.

"Being here today and telling my story and advocating for change doesn’t come easily. In the months after Columbine I felt that raising my voice and share my opinion wasn't necessary, this is something that I thought the grownups would fix," she said.

The Columbine High School massacre is one of the most notorious school shooting that happened in the USA. In 1999 students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 student and one teacher before killing themselves.

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