Stand up & #Walkout

Published by The Village Green (villagegreennj.com)

by Georgia I. Salvaryn

Students around the country walked out of their schools as a sign of protest against gun violence and the current gun laws on Wednesday, March 14. Some schools allowed students to walk out, while others threatened to take disciplinary action on students who participated.

I went out to Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ to capture the seventeen-minute protest.

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ 03/14/2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT/COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL WALKOUT: Students walkout of Columbia High School to gather on the front lawn along Parker Avenue to voice their views on current gun laws and protest against school shootings and gun violence. – Photo by Georgia I. Salvaryn
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ 03/14/2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT/ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: A crowd of high school students gather on the front lawn of Columbia High School to protest against gun violence and school shootings on Wednesday. – Photo by Georgia I. Salvaryn
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ 03/14/2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT/STUDENT VOICES: A high school student walks across the front lawn on Columbia High School during a school walkout on Wednesday. While some students protest with signs and chants, other students protest in silence. – Photo by Georgia I. Salvaryn
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ 03/14/2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT/HASHTAG ENOUGH: Students at Columbia High School gather outside during a student-organized walkout holding signs that say “#ENOUGH”. – Photo by Georgia I. Salvaryn
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ 03/14/2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT/WE CALL BS: Lucia Garrintano holds a “We Call BS” sign during the school walkout at Columbia High School on Wednesday. – Photo by Georgia I. Salvaryn
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ 03/14/2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PROTEST: A group of students march to the front of the Columbia High School lawn toward Parker Avenue holding “#ENOUGH” signs in protest against gun violence and for stricter gun laws in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. last month. – Photo by Georgia I. Salvaryn
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MAPLEWOOD, NJ 03/14/2018 NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT/ROSA AND ANA: High school students Rosa Wolff (left) and Ana Curran (right) hold up their “#ENOUGH” signs for the press after a school walkout at Columbia High School on Wednesday. Wolff and Curran are members of the group who organized the school walkout. – Photo by Georgia I. Salvaryn

 

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