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8 powerful moments from the nationwide school walkouts protesting gun violence

Thousands of students across the country walked out of their schools at 10 a.m. on Wednesday to mark the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The students — who left from elementary schools, universities, and every grade in between — called for stricter gun laws using signs like "I wanna make it to graduation" and "no more silence." According to organizers, people at more than 2,800 schools and universities signed up to participate. Take a look at the powerful protests across the nation below. Jeva Lange

Newtown High School, Sandy Hook, Connecticut

PS 321, Brooklyn, New York

Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Point Loma High School, San Diego, California

Overland High School, Aurora, Colorado

Columbine High School, Columbine, Colorado

Washington, D.C.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida