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Florida Students Protest After Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Students at South Broward High School. Photo: Courtesy of Twitter/gatovideo

Students from Florida’s South Broward High School gathered outside their school on Friday to protest gun violence, and show their support for the students of nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed by a gunman earlier this week.

According to one flyer, the protest aimed to show lawmakers that “We are angry and we want safety for our children,” and to push for “extensive background checks,” “elimination of the gun show loophole,” and to “stop lobbying from the NRA.”

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, dozens of students turned out in front of South Broward with signs, and with police protection.

Later that day, funerals were held for two of the shooting’s 17 victims — Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, and Meadow Pollack, 18.

Florida Students Protest After Stoneman Douglas Shooting