Katy Perry, Chris Evans voice their support
Students across the United States are planning to walk out of their classrooms to protest congressional inaction on gun control.
One month after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, students around the country participated in Wednesday’s national school walkout, leaving their classrooms to show solidarity for the 17 people killed in the Valentine’s Day attack.
Celebrities rallied in support of the walkout on social media, with names including Katy Perry, Chris Evans, Mark Hamill, Susan Sarandon, Yara Shahidi and more tweeting their praise for the students marching and endorsing the upcoming March for Our Lives, which will hit the streets of Washington in support of stricter gun control laws on March 24.
“On the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, students are walking out in protest of Congress’ failure to act on gun violence,” Perry tweeted. “Let’s support them, and the March to Washington DC in ten days #MarchForOurLives.”
“The young people of this generation give me so much hope. Are u listening @GOP?” asked Evans in his tweet. “Time for gun laws to change. And for you 2A-ers, relax, no one is saying you cant own a gun, your right to ‘bear arms shall not be infringed’. Just looking for common sense reform! #NationalWalkoutDay.”
“I am walking out with you in spirit, America – all the way from Dublin, Ireland!” Hamill wrote. “#NeverAgain.”
Meanwhile, Lena Waithe tweeted her support for one student who claimed he was the only person at his school to participate in the walkout.
In Washington, thousands of students walked out of their classrooms to gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, holding colorful signs and cheering in support of gun control before marching to the U.S. Capitol building. (March 14)
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