High school students across the country, tired of violence and preventable mass shootings that have plagued their young lives, have decided to take action on President's Day by leading a demonstration in front of the White House. Teens For Gun Reform was created by students in Washington D.C. as a response to the horrific events of the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 dead.
The students and supporters of Teens For Gun Reform participated in a three-minute lie-in in front of the White House, signifying the victims of this latest school shooting, Huffington Post reports. The group's Facebook page stated that the goal of the lie-in was to “make a statement on the atrocities which have been committed due to the lack of gun control, and send a powerful message to our government that they must take action now."
Protestors in D.C. continued to rally after the lie-in, holding signs and chanting phrases accusing politicians of being swayed by the NRA. Survivors from Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are also channeling their pain and anger into action, calling for a national "March For Our Lives" demonstration that will ask students nationwide to show their support for the victims and demand gun reform from the country's legislators.