#NationalWalkoutDay Roundup

Cutting Class–Counterinfo for the Ungovernable Generation

Tons of kids are cutting class today as part of a day of nationwide walkouts against gun violence. Some are walking out for only 17 minutes in memory of the 17 students killed at Stoneman Douglas HS on February 14th. Others have carried out full marches & rallies, taking streets and protesting in front of major symbols of the institutions that prop up the NRA & the militarized gun culture of the U.S. We’ve rounded up a collection of some of the most inspiring shit we’ve seen, including the moments of militancy that go unappreciated by mainstream media outlets.

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Student holds sign that says “As a black boy, I hope one I day I have as many rights as a gun.”
Second grader joins high school students in walkout

 

 

School is closed due to snow, kids still hold a rally!

New York City

 

 

Atlanta

 

Concord, CA

 

Students from Mount Diablo High School break through a gate to leave campus during a walkout to protest gun violence on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Concord, Calif (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

 

Chicago

[Editor’s Note: Later tweets confirmed that Aminah was not in police custody and will not face criminal charges. We featured this tweet to highlight the police repression & intimidation of black student protestors in the midst of this movement.]

 

[Editor’s Note: The demands these kids make are way deeper than just gun control–stopping the growth of police, restorative justice, racial equity, and combating economic inequality. Even if you believe their particular demands are liberal, they’re worth listening to & engaging with. Once upon a time, you were a liberal high school student too.]

 

 

 

 

Baltimore

 

East Palo Alto

 

New Jersey

 

Charlottesville

 

Washington D.C.

 

Ohio

 

New Orleans

Ursuline Academy students walk out & join students from Math and Science HS and Lusher HS, rather than attending the school-sanctioned prayer event

 

Maryland

Students walkout in Montgomery County

 

Madison, Wisconsin

Philadelphia

 

San Francisco

Kansas City

 

Nashville

Editor’s note: Students at Antioch high school are facing some finger-wagging from liberals and conservatives alike. They went above and beyond any of the respectable protests that were expected, getting real rowdy to the point of tearing down an American flag and jumping on a cop car. While everyone else will either ignore or scold them, we’re here to say: kids, you’re doing great! Keep it up!

 

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