Musicians are standing with students on National Walkout Day
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.
“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.”