Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington
February 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Young survivors of Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control.
Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday’s shooting a turning point in the national gun debate.
The attack, which left 17 students and staff members dead, was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012.
Yesterday protestors chanted “shame on you” to US lawmakers and the president.
Mr Trump said last year he would “never” infringe on the right to keep arms – a long-running and contested debate within the US.
In his first public comments on the gun control issue since the attack, Mr Trump blamed the Democrats for not passing legislation when they controlled Congress during the early years of Barack Obama’s administration.
He also rebuked the FBI for missing signals before Wednesday’s school shooting, after the organisation admitted it had failed to act on a tip-off about the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz.