Hundreds of Florida high school students have formed a giant, human heart on their school football field to honour the 17 students and staff members gunned down at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In a series of tweets from Student Walkout Against Gun Violence, students are encouraged to plan with their peers not only where they will meet, but how long they plan to remain outside.
Dozens of students from Parkland and Pulse shooting survivors are in Tallahassee demanding lawmakers change the state's gun laws. Among the campuses where the walk-outs took place were Cypress Bay High School, Tequesta Trace Middle School, Western High School among others.
"We are MSD. We're here today for victory", students said. The marchers chanted "students united, we'll never be divided", and held signs reading "your access to guns is not as important as student lives". "If you take it here at this lower level, education was one thing that was fought for and now we're fighting to have safety in the educational system".
The students said they couldn't meet numerous legislators who refuse to address gun-control measures.
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Several students, including Kevin Trejos, Ryan Deitsch, Alfonso Calderon, Chris Grady and Emma Gonzalez, said they will attend the event to be moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper.
As their peers took their pleas to the state capitol, thousands of students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties staged walkouts in solidarity.
Late-night comedians struck a serious tone on Tuesday as they called out lawmakers for "doing nothing" to curb gun violence in the wake of last week's mass school shooting in Florida. Last Wednesday, Silva said she found out seven people she knew died.
"I hope that they not only promise us change, but follow it up and act on it", White said.
"We got out of the auto and I have chills", she said.
"We came here to hear change and we did not get what we expected", student Yenelle Ayla said.