Students the USA took part a protest on Wednesday. Tens thousands of high-schoolers walked of their schools to protest gun violence. They chose March 14 for their protest as that marks a month the February 14 Florida shooting in which 17 students lost their lives. At Stoneman Douglas High School, where last month's tragedy took place, students gathered on the football field 17 minutes to remember their lost classmates. One student said: "The walkout was those who will never be here again, but we're fighting for those who might be next." Another student said: "I came because of what happened in Florida, but also because what happens in my neighborhood every day."
In the U.S. capital, Washington DC, hundreds students gathered outside the White House to protest. They sat their backs turned to the building for 17 minutes. They then took part chants the powerful gun group the National Rifle Association (NRA). U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren joined the crowds and spoke a rally outside the Capitol building. She said: "The NRA has held Congress hostage years now. These young people have shown to free us. I believe the young people will lead us." Many the students the crowd wanted to remind President Donald Trump that they would be old enough to vote the 2020 elections, so he should listen to them now.