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Students Say 'Enough' on National Walkout Day

One month after the Parkland massacre, students across the country speak up.

Across the country on Wednesday, thousands of students walked out of their schools to protest the nation’s gun laws and pressure Congress to approve new legislation. The 17-minute walkout marked one month since the deadly massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that took 17 lives.

Since Parkland, a student-led movement has pushed the nation's gun law conversation to the fore. In addition to Wednesday's walkout, a nationwide protest called “March for Our Lives” is set for March 24.

Witness some of the moving scenes from Wednesday’s youth-led protest.

Seattle, Washington Karen Ducey/Getty Images Seattle, Washington Union City, California Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Union City, California Union City, California Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Union City, California Littleton, Colorado RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty Images Littleton, Colorado Students at Columbine High School walk out of classes in protest of gun violence. Denver Joe Amon/Denver Post via Getty Images Denver Barrington, Illinois Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images Barrington, Illinois Chicago Scott Olson/Getty Images Chicago Students at Tilden Career Community Academy in Chicago's violence-prone Southside observe a moment of silence after walking out of their classes. Boston Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images Boston Boston Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images Boston Washington, D.C. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Washington, D.C. Parkland, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images Parkland, Florida Parkland, Florida Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images Parkland, Florida Pat Gibson and Valerie Davis cry while holding pictures of two of the victims killed in the Parkland shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Parkland, Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images Parkland, Florida Arlington, Virginia ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images Arlington, Virginia Arlington, Virginia ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images Arlington, Virginia Philadelphia Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images Philadelphia Philadelphia Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images Philadelphia New York City TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images New York City New York City Spencer Platt/Getty Images New York City New York City Spencer Platt/Getty Images New York City