Thousands of students staged walkouts at schools across the country on Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, which left 17 students and teachers dead. The demonstrations differed among the hundreds of participating schools, but many students walked out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. local time for 17-minute protests. In some areas, the protests lasted much longer, and in New York City and Washington, D.C., students marched in the streets carrying signs and chanting slogans, such as "We want change," "Enough is enough," and "Never again." Some school districts gave students muted encouragement, while others threatened disciplinary action.
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