On February 14, a school shooting took place in Parkland, Florida – where a 19-year-old former student shot and killed 17 people. Since then, many have been calling for America to reform their gun laws.
Now, high school students and staff are commemorating the attack with a walkout protest – one month after the shooting took place. Organisers are accusing Congress of failing to tackle gun violence.
With the protest gaining huge traction across social media, Liam Gallagher, Katy Perry, Garbage and more from the music industry have spoken out to stand with National Walkout Day. Gallagher says that “enough is enough”, while Garbage have warned Trump against arming teachers with weapons.
The likes of Paramore, Miley Cyrus, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Kate Nash and Best Coast are also showing their support. See the posts below.
Respect to all those kids in America staging there walkout enough is enough as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 14, 2018
On the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, students are walking out in protest of Congress’ failure to act on gun violence. Let’s support them, and the March to Washington DC in ten days👊🏻 #MarchForOurLives
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 14, 2018
So many public schools in the US are short on basic supplies. I trust Trump bears that in mind when arming teachers with expensive weapons.💩
— Garbage (@garbage) March 11, 2018
Proud of all of you! Never give up! You are THE change!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 14, 2018
— paramore (@paramore) March 14, 2018
I am 100% on the side of kids not wanting to be shot in school, over those whose only wish is to sell more and deadlier guns.
— thnx fr th gvng (@markhoppus) March 14, 2018
Thank you to you the young people who took part in walk out protests today. You are amazing and powerful! And you are the future!!! Young people feel your power!! pic.twitter.com/nuknYVOXf7
— Kate Nash (@katenash) March 14, 2018
Yay to all the students walking out of schools today in protest of gun control. Wish I could be there with all of you 💙💙💙💙
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) March 14, 2018
— Alex Gaskarth (@AlexGaskarth) March 14, 2018
“A huge inspiration to me right now is Emma Gonzalez,” she told NME. “I am so moved and inspired by her and she is somebody that I really look up to. She’s so poised, smart and passionate. Somebody like her is going to change the world.”