Before Walkout, Hogg Asks ‘Why Should We Be Expected to Work in School’ if Politicians Can’t Get Gun Control

On Friday, Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg organized a nationwide school walkout to raise awareness for gun violence. Over 2,500 schools are reportedly participating in the walkout, which takes place on the anniversary of the tragic Columbine shooting.

Before the walkout began, Hogg tweeted:

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Just minutes later, Hogg livestreamed the event as dozens of his classmates walked out of their school.

“It’s been 19 years since Columbine, and then Stoneman Douglas happened,” he said. “How many more are going to need to happen? That’s my question.”

He added:

“If we don’t vote and get these people out of office that are allowing these things to continue to happen, nothing will change. So make sure today that you register to vote. Make sure that you get out and vote in November. If not for yourself, for the kids and the future.”