Mid-South Students Join National Walkout to Protest Gun Violence



One month after 17 students were gunned down and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students here participated in National Walkout Day to protest gun violence and urge Congress to take legislative action on gun control.

At 10 a.m., students at the University of Memphis and Rhodes College joined others across the country, staying out of class for 17 minutes to honor the 17 Parkland victims last month.

Students in West Memphis also walked out.

Other Memphians tweeted their support.

While some disagreed with the students' actions.

In Nashville, local students walked out and then rallied near the Capitol.

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