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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:01 AM

Despite snow day, Portland students join national walkout in downtown protest

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Source: Portland Press Herald

Even though near-blizzard conditions forced King Middle School to close Wednesday, about 25 students gathered in Monument Square to join a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence.

The students clustered near passing traffic on Congress Street and marched in a circle displaying signs reading “Will your school be next?” “Better background checks.” Make gun reform now” and “Is it your opinion or the NRA’s?”

The protests are being held on the one-month anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida which left 17 students and staff dead. Since then, surviving students have pressed for changes to gun laws, and demonstrations have sprung up on school campuses around the country.

Students nationwide say they have been inspired by the surviving students’ ongoing advocacy.

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Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/03/14/portland-students-join-national-walkout-in-downtown-protest/



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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:07 AM

1. What a beautiful day March 14th is turning out to be. Don't you agree?

Wow. Listen to this group.


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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:47 AM

2. Brings a tear to the old eyes.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:00 PM

3. Locking - the hosts feel this is a local story, rather than national

You could post it in the Orgeon group, or in GD, or add it to the earlier LBN thread on the walkout: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142013068 . Thanks.

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