PARKLAND, Fla., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
The Students of Stoneman Douglas, March for Our Lives released the following statement today:
What we saw today inspired us.
On Valentine's Day, we hid in classrooms, in closets, while 17 of our fellow Eagles were brutally murdered, and 17 more were injured. Today, for 17 minutes, countless students across the country left their classrooms to remember those we lost, 17 minutes for those still healing injuries, and 17 minutes of solidarity with those of us still shattered by what happened.
When we stood up and demanded change we could not imagine this level of support – and for that we are eternally thankful. Communities across this country walked out of classrooms to send one message – Enough.
We're going to go to our nation's Capital, town squares, city centers, rural roads, and village parks to demand our lives be defended.
We're going to ask every "leader" what they're doing to protect us. We are not just talking about voting – we are talking about saving lives.
From these walkouts, we march on.
Click here to find an event near you and tell us you'll be there. We need you to show up again.
With love and respect,
The March for Our Lives Organizers
SOURCE March for Our Lives