Students in San Francisco walk out of class to protest gun violence | KALW

Students in San Francisco walk out of class to protest gun violence

Mar 15, 2018

 

Hundreds of San Francisco high school students left morning classes to join a rally outside City Hall to demand more gun control laws and an end to school shootings.

 

 

About 150 students from Burton High School formed the number 17 on their field in honor of the 17 victims of the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Credit Asal Ehsanipour / KALW News

 

People in passing buses applauded the students as they marched from City Hall through downtown streets. Many students raised fists to the air and stood in silence while the names of Parkland victims were read through a megaphone.

 

Different schools took part in different ways — there were morning assemblies at elementary schools.

 

 

Posters in the halls of Phillip & Sara Burton High School have orange posters promoting the March 14 walkout. It says, "We are here and we are united. We demand to see change in gun laws."
Credit Asal Ehsanipour / KALW News

 

Students at Diablo High in Concord demonstrated after breaking through a gate administrators had locked before the 10 a.m. call to action.

We had two reporters stationed at San Francisco high schools this morning. Zeina Nasr went to June Jordan School for Equity, and Asal Ehsanipour was here at Philip and Sala Burton High School, where the KALW studios are located.