Southern California Students Participate in National Student Walkout | KCET
Southern California Students Participate in National Student Walkout
About 200 students, parents and community members participated in a national high school walkout event at Redondo Union High School on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.
Schools across Los Angeles county, as well as the nation, joined in the demonstration Wednesday that called for gun reform and safety for students, just one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida.
See images from the country-wide walkouts (Story Continues Below)
Demonstrators gathered on the corner of Diamond St. and Pacific Coast Highway chanting, “enough is enough.” Many carried signs that read messages like, “end gun violence” and “common sense gun laws.” Students carried white roses that had the names of those who had been killed in the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings.
Luis Alfredo Vasquez, a father to a freshman student at Redondo Union High School said he was proud to see what his daughter and other students were doing.
“I’ve never seen anything quite like this in the 10 years since I’ve been here,” Vasquez said.
Mayor of Redondo Beach, Bill Brand, expressed his support in a statement to press.
“I applaud the students of Redondo schools, and students all across America for exercising their First Amendment rights by walking out of their schools for 17 minutes today to stand-up to gun violence.”
Several students and community members in support of the right to bear arms were also present. One man with a large blue Trump flag draped over his shoulders paced back and forth in front of the students who lined the grass lawn outside of the school. Several students and community members engaged in discussions about solutions to gun control. Others in the crowd cheered as drivers on Pacific Coast Highway honked their horns as the drove by.
To see photos of today’s events click through the slideshow below. Images by Marie Targonski-O'Brien.
While insisting that death rates are continuing to decrease overall, Los Angeles County reported nearly 60 more fatalities due to the coronavirus today, along with more than 2,400 new confirmed cases.
As advertising disappears amid the coronavirus pandemic, radio stations helping farmers adapt to climate shifts could disappear.
Once the Bob Baker team realized that they were going to be closed for more than a few weeks, they switched gears. They concentrated their efforts on spreading their special kind of joy amid uncertainty.
Many museum collections were built on the imperialist and exploitative practices of collectors. University of Southern California Pacific Asia Museum is taking steps to rectify this problematic situation.
- 1 of 333
- next ›
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.
In 2019, California, one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to police files, put SB1421 into effect. But a year into the new transparency law, journalists and the public are realizing that the law may not be as transparent as expected.
State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.
Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.
Socal Connected looks at what happened to LA Jets’ Obea Moore and the current state of youth track and field today.
- 1 of 54
- next ›