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Thousands of students walk out of schools across the country in wake of Florida shooting massacre

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Students walked out of schools across the country Wednesday to show their support for tougher gun laws.

The walkouts came exactly one month after 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The first 10 a.m. protests lasted 17 minutes, one minute for each of the Parkland victims.

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Thousands of students across the D.C. area staged walkouts this morning to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida.
Outside the White House, students carried signs and chanted.  Watch Live: Students protest gun violence across the nation
The group voiced its opposition to the National Rifle Association and called on President Trump and Congress to pass stronger gun control laws.
The coordinated walkout was organized by empower, the youth wing of the Women's March, which brought thousands to Washington, D.C., last year.
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