Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ypsilanti High School students Walk Out of Class Wednesday Morning In Protest of Gun Violence/Solidarity with Parkland Florida Students.

Photo Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Hundreds of Ypsilanti High School students walked out of school at 10:00 am Wednesday morning, March 14 in protest of gun violence and in solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. Ypsilanti High School students joined a nationwide student led and student organized walkout intent on speaking out against gun violence in this country. Students locally and nationally are demanding sane gun law legislation and are speaking out against the National Rifle Association policies and politicians who accept financial support from the NRA.

After staging the walkout, Ypsilanti High students marched to Ypsilanti's Riverside Park to participate in a Rally For Gun Safety which featured numerous student speakers representing Ypsilanti High and other local high schools. Hundreds of students participated in the rally. Student speakers were passionate, powerful and eloquent as they advocated for gun control legislation and shared strong personal feelings and experiences regarding what it is like to grow up and go to school in a nation that is riddled with mass shootings that occur with frightening regularity in public venues and in schools.

Photos Purple Walrus Press.

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