Students stand up for school safety in national walkout (55 images)

Students across the United States walked out of their classrooms in protest of gun violence one month after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine's Day.
Updated: March 15, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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Local area students participate in the National School Walkout protest for school safety, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The youth-organized protest is to bring attention to school safety, protest gun violence and to honor the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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A student from the Washington, D.C., area has "Don't Shoot" written across her palms at a sit-in protest in front of the White House. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Local area students participate in a sit-in protest in front of the White House. Across the country, some 3,100 schools participated in the demonstration. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during the protest with students outside the Capitol. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., holds the hand of Matthew Post, a student member of the Montgomery Country, Md., Board of Education, as they speak at the rally. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, walks with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Calif., as they greet student protesters. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Students chant "enough is enough" outside the White House. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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