Today marked National Walkout Day, a nationwide protest against gun violence where students left their classrooms for 17 minutes (one minute for everyone killed in the Parkland school shooting last month.)
If you don’t know, the day was planned for the one month anniversary of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.
Thousands took part in the protest, and more will gather in Washington, DC on March 24 for March For Our Lives.
All day, celebrities have been tweeting support for the students who are exercising their right to protest gun violence. Chris Evans, Zendaya, Kerry Washington, Miley Cyrus and more have offered support.
Click inside for celebrity tweets supporting students…
Proud of all of you! Never give up! You are THE change!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 14, 2018
The young people of this generation give me so much hope. Are u listening @GOP? Time for gun laws to change. And for you 2A-ers, relax, no one is saying you cant own a gun, your right to ‘bear arms shall not be infringed’. Just looking for common sense reform! #NationalWalkoutDay https://t.co/jB7NCb0MJj
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 14, 2018
I stand with you. I support you. #NationalWalkoutDay
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) March 14, 2018
— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) March 14, 2018
I am so proud, I stand with every student today. #NationalWalkoutDay ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) March 14, 2018
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy ." – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #NationalWalkoutDay https://t.co/sBtJ0II6YG
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 14, 2018
If more guns make us safer, why aren't we safe? #NationalWalkoutDay
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) March 14, 2018
Your voice is powerful and you’re never too young to make a statement. Truly moved by the students nationwide who participated in #NationalWalkoutDay – we hear you.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) March 14, 2018
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 14, 2018
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) March 14, 2018
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 14, 2018