Teenagers Stage White Home 'lie-in' To Protest Lack Of Gun Management

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As President Trump golfed in Florida, a gaggle of youngsters staged a “lie-in” on the gates of the White Home Monday to protest the federal government’s lack of motion on gun management.

Dozens of scholars lay on their backs on the sidewalk exterior the White Home as others stood holding American flags and indicators that learn, “Am I subsequent?”

One other signal learn, “Is Congress or the NRA making our legal guidelines?”

Later, they turned to face the Trump White Home and chanted, “Hey, hey NRA, what number of children did you kill at the moment!” Additionally they chanted, “We name bulls–t! We name bulls–t!”

“Why ought to we be allowed to stay in worry, realizing that in the future it could possibly be any of us,” an irate teen screamed on the White Home.

Anger rippled by means of the gang. “No extra lifeless children!” was one other chant. “Congress is complicit! Congress is Complicit!”

A 10-year-old boy named Leo stated, “We’re protesting in opposition to people who find themselves capturing at colleges and killing harmless children with weapons that needs to be unlawful.”

“We’re uninterested in listening to ideas and prayers from Congress,” his mother stated. “We would like motion from Congress.”

A 16-year-old woman from River Bend Excessive Faculty in Virginia stated, “The capturing offended me as a result of it simply retains occurring, and Donald Trump and Congress aren’t doing something about it.

After the “lie-in” an grownup man sporting a shirt that learn “Patriot Pickett” drew college students ire by holding an indication that known as for arming lecturers and employees.

Robert O’Brien, 17, a scholar on the Potomac Faculty in McLean, Va., instructed the media to not give him any consideration.

“It’s good to concentrate on the younger individuals and never this man,” he instructed reporters.

“Deal with the younger kids who’re those who this really impacts. This man is a distraction.”

“Don’t you are feeling horrible about your self,” a younger woman instructed him. “Simply stroll away.”

O’Brien later talked about his views on the capturing.

“Basically, locations like faculty, you’re meant to really feel secure there,” he stated.

“It doesn’t must be a spot like a battle zone. You suppose you don’t have a voice, perhaps you’re too younger, however you may make a distinction.”

The protest got here as anger amongst college students swelled over the newest faculty mass capturing in Parkland, Fla.

On Wednesday, Nikolas Cruz, 19, walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty with a AR-15 rifle and fired about 100 photographs.

He killed 17 college students and faculty employees and wounded 16 extra, officers stated.

Cops busted Cruz and prosecutors are presently weighing whether or not to hunt the loss of life penalty.

Monday’s protest was organized by Whitney Bowen and Eleanor Nuechterlein, juniors on the Potomac Faculty.

They shaped a gaggle known as Teenagers for Gun Reform and publicized the protest by means of a Fb web page below that identify.

“Tomorrow’s occasion facilities round a lie-in, the place protesters will lie all the way down to symbolize the victims of college shootings,” they wrote on Fb.

“By doing this, we’ll make an announcement on the atrocities which have been dedicated because of the lack of gun management, and ship a robust message to our authorities that they need to take motion now.

The lie-in was deliberate to final three minutes to represent how rapidly individuals can purchase weapons within the U.S.

A bigger protest, titled “March for Our Lives,” is deliberate for March 24 in Washington and different cities.

That effort is being organized partially by scholar survivors of the Parkland bloodbath.

“My message for the individuals in workplace is: you’re both with us or in opposition to us. We’re dropping our lives whereas the adults are taking part in round,” Cameron Kasky, a junior on the Parkland faculty instructed CNN Sunday. 

 
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