On February 21st, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of February 14th’s shooting, led a protest against gun violence in Florida’s capital of Tallahassee. Beginning at 12:00 PM, the rally is advocating for stricter gun control laws to curb the string of mass shootings that have plagued the United States.
In addition to the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Florida State University and Florida A&M students have descended on the capitol building as well in a show of support.
Adebukola Ogidan, a FAMU student, said: “A school is a place to learn about the world around you, but not to learn to be afraid of the world.”
As of 12:15 PM, the crowd was nearing 3,000 people.
President Trump is scheduled to hold a listening session with Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Columbine survivors as well as gun control advocates at 4:15 PM EST on February 21st.
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