Schoolchildren Who Survived The Florida Shooting Were Criticized For Organizing A March
Students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Florida, have organized a march to protest the gun laws in the US. The deadly shooting took lives of 17 people and injured at least 14.
The next day after this horrible event, students and activists have asked their peers around the country to demand action. So far, two major protests have been planned in March. Both of them will focus on calling Congress to act on gun violence.
Women’s March organizers who help children to set everything up made a statement:
Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school. Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.
Alex Wind, one of the survivors of the Florida shooting, commented:
We’re marching because it’s not just schools. It’s movie theaters, it’s concerts, it’s nightclubs. This kind of stuff can’t just happen. You know, we are marching for our lives, we’re marching for the 17 lives we lost. And we’re marching for our children’s lives and our children’s children and their children.
But not everyone is supporting the children’s call for action.
Kambree Kawahine Koa, VP of Field Relations in Orange County, CA, addressed a lot of criticism concerning the march.
She took to Twitter to voice her opinion:
Her post wasn’t left unnoticed. Florida’s school shooting survivor, Kyra, had a strong answer to that:
Kyra’s words have been backed up by many people:
It’s hard to say whether the march will make any changes. Usually, calls for actions around guns and gun violence go nowhere. But there’s always hope that the needed changes will be made.