Students across the country streamed out of their classrooms at 10am in each time zone to participate in in a nationwide walkout to support stricter gun laws in the United States.
The demonstrations lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims killed exactly one month ago during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida.
The LAPD was prepared for thousands of students to walkout and issued a statement in advance urging students to stay safe in their demonstration.
“The Department understands the need for students to participate in peaceful dialogue within the parameters of school administrators, however the safety of our young adults relies on their willingness to remain on campus under the protection of the Los Angeles Unified School Police Department,’ the statement read.
Students in Pomona walked all the way to City Hall to protest out front and then walked back to school.
Other schools like Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High planned to use 17 empty desks as symbols representing the lives lost in last month's massacre.
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