Students in the USA protested against gun violence on Wednesday. They walked out of their schools. This was a month after 17 students were killed in Florida. At the school where that tragedy happened, students stood for 17 minutes for their dead friends. One student said: "The walkout was for those who will never be here again, [and] for those who might be next." Another student said: "I came...because of what happens in my neighborhood every day."
In Washington DC, students sat with their backs to the White House for 17 minutes. They chanted against a gun group called the NRA. A U.S. senator spoke at a rally in the capital. She said: "The NRA has held Congress hostage for years now. These young people have shown up to free us. I believe the young people will lead us." Many students said they would be old enough to vote in the 2020 elections, so President Trump should listen to them now.