Students around the world walkout of classes in solidarity with U.S. students

Students around the world walkout of classes in solidarity with U.S. students

Students across the globe walked out of their classes on Wednesday in a show of solidarity with U.S. students protesting gun violence. 

Hundreds of students at the American School in London participated in the National Walkout Day, honoring victims of gun violence.

While the weather did not cooperate, students at the International School of Iceland also planned a walkout. 


"If you are wondering why we are still in school, the Icelandic weather did not cooperate with the walkout today," teacher Justin Shouse told CNN

Students and teachers at the International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, discussed the issue, which has not affected students in the African nation. 

"We are lucky to live in a country that is relatively (civilian) gun-free, so it's not something our students have to think about," teacher Courtney Park told the network.

CNN also reported a walkout at the Walworth Barbour American International School in Even Yehuda, Israel. 

Students planned the walkouts across the U.S. and the world on Wednesday in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month.

The accused shooter, Nikolas Cruz, legally obtained the AR-15 allegedly used in the attack.

The shooting left 17 dead and numerous others injured and has reinvigorated the national debate on gun control and school safety measures.

Students from the greater Washington, D.C., metro area protested in front of the White House and Capitol on Wednesday and called on lawmakers to enact stricter gun control regulations.