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Here's what Washington school walkouts looked like

Over 80 schools across Western Washington will participate in a nationwide walkout protesting gun violence and honoring the victims of the deadly Florida school shooting.
Students from Ingraham High School in Seattle protest on an overpass on National Walkout Day, March 14, 2018. Thousands of students nationwide walked out of class, calling for an end to gun violence. (Credit: KING)

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Dozens of schools in Western Washington walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence one month after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Students across the country participated in the walkout to honor the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Some students marched in silence for 17 minutes – one minute for each of the Florida victims. Other students marched to the University of Washington’s Red Square for an 11 a.m. rally.

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Governor Jay Inslee spoke at Ballard High School in Seattle during their sanctioned events.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joined students from Roosevelt, Nathan Hale, University Prep, and Bishop Blanchet. Mayor Durkan spoke at the rally in support of gun safety.

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“Our young people are speaking out to reduce gun violence, and we should listen. Common sense gun laws protect our city, our neighborhoods, our schools, and our children. Students are demanding change, and we must act to fight gun violence together,” Mayor Durkan said.

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