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Gov. Cuomo walked out with students protesting gun violence in New York City - but refused to endorse their most radical idea

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Students walked out of schools across the country protesting gun violence on Wednesday.
New York Gov. Chris Cuomo joined students in Lower Manhattan.
While Cuomo said he supported the students, he didn't get behind some of their calls to ban guns entirely.
New York Governor Chris Cuomo joined hundreds of students in Lower Manhattan as they staged a "die-in" during the National School Walkout on Wednesday. While he seemed supportive of their aims and energy, he shied away from throwing his weight behind some of their most controversial proposals.
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This picture of elementary school students silently protesting gun violence sums up why today's walkouts matter

This picture of elementary school students silently protesting gun violence sums up why today's walkouts matter

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AP Photo/Marta Lavandier
Students all over the country are walking out to protest gun violence after the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month.
In at least one school, even elementary schools are participating.
It shows that even younger kids have to deal with the potential of gun violence, and how mobilized they are in the debate.
On Wednesday, students in thousands of schools are walking out for 17 minutes to memorialize those who were murdered last month at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and to protest the lax gun laws that allowed the shooter to...
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Snapchat's Maps feature visualized the national student walkouts against gun violence in a stunning way

Snapchat's Maps feature visualized the national student walkouts against gun violence in a stunning way

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Thousands of students walked out of their schools on Wednesday to protest gun violence in the US and demand reform from lawmakers.
Snapchat's Snap maps are helping visualize the national moment in an incredible way.
Snapchat's Snap Map is helping users around the world visualize the massive movement for stricter gun laws in the US, which is being led by high school students across the East coast. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: How a woman from the 1800s became the first computer programmer See Also: Here's why you should stop using Venmo, and start...
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Schools are threatening to suspend their students for protesting guns in a national walkout - but there might be a loophole

Schools are threatening to suspend their students for protesting guns in a national walkout - but there might be a loophole

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AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Students are walking out of school Wednesday to protest lax gun laws and memorialize the 17 students murdered in the Florida shooting last month.
Some schools are threatening to suspend students for participating.
The ACLU offered a few solutions for sudents, arguing that parents can excuse them, and that students have a First Amendment right to free expression.
On Wednesday, students around the country are planning to leave class as part of the National School Walkout. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Elon Musk explains the one thing that...
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From Maine to Hawaii, students are planning 3,000 school walkouts to protest gun violence on Wednesday

From Maine to Hawaii, students are planning 3,000 school walkouts to protest gun violence on Wednesday

One year ago   |   By

Craig F. Walker/AP
Students across the US plan to stage a walkout to protest gun violence on Wednesday.
They will leave class for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.
But some school districts say they will punish students for participating or making explicit political messages.
From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month's massacre of 17 people at Florida's Marjory Stoneman...
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