US students participate in nationwide protests against gun violence

Exactly one month since 17 people were killed at a school in Parkland, Florida thousands of students did participate in nationwide protests to call for new gun control measures.

The organizers of the protests asked students in elementary, high school, and college to leave class at 10 am local time for 17 minutes, each minute representing a victim in the Florida shootings.

Massive demonstrations accumulated in the streets of Washington DC, New York and Parkland where student activists and lawmakers are expected to speak.

Yesterday, 7,000 pairs of shoes were left on the lawn of the US capital building, each pair representing a child killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in 2012.

Source: Kuwait News Agency