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Students Rally in Front of White House to Protest Gun Violence in US Schools

© REUTERS / Carlos BarriaStudents attend a rally outside the White House as part of nationwide walk-outs of classes to mark the 19th anniversary since the Columbine High School mass shooting, at Lafayette park in Washington, D.C., U.S
Students attend a rally outside the White House as part of nationwide walk-outs of classes to mark the 19th anniversary since the Columbine High School mass shooting, at Lafayette park in Washington, D.C., U.S - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Some 300 high school students gathered in front of the White House in Washington, DC to protest gun violence in US schools, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

The event, dubbed National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, was organized by a group of activists who said they are calling for higher quality of education in public schools.

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The demonstration marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in the US state of Colorado, where two high school students shot and killed 13 people and injured 36 more.

Many of the participants in Friday’s protest are wearing orange shirts, hats and bandages, and hold placards that read "Enough"; "Arm teachers with pencils, not guns"; "No more silence, no more gun violence"; "Prayers can't stop bullets" and others.

Students in other cities across the United States have joined the protest, according to reports.

Earlier in the day, one person was injured in a shooting at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. A suspect has been arrested.

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, walk past the house legislative committee room, to talk to legislators at the state Capitol, regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 - Sputnik International
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In February, students participated in a national walkout after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, when a former student opened fire in a high school and killed 17 people. The gunman legally purchased the semi-automatic rifle he used in the assault on the high school.

The Second Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms.

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