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Angry Teens Flock into Florida Capitol; Demand New Gun Laws

World | Associated Press | February 22, 2018, 4:47 pm
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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, walk past the house legislative committee room, to talk to legislators at the state Capitol, regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, walk past the house legislative committee room, to talk to legislators at the state Capitol, regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Students gather on the steps of the old Florida Capitol protesting gun violence in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Students gather on the steps of the old Florida Capitol protesting gun violence in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where over a dozen were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, march to the state capitol to challenge legislators on gun control reform, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where over a dozen were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, march to the state capitol to challenge legislators on gun control reform, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School walk through the halls of the state capitol to challenge lawmakers on gun control reform, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School walk through the halls of the state capitol to challenge lawmakers on gun control reform, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Protesters rally against gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Students chant protest slogans outside the Florida House of Representatives chamber inside the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Students chant protest slogans outside the Florida House of Representatives chamber inside the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participate in a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participate in a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are greeted as they arrive at a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are greeted as they arrive at a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Seventeen student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lie down on the floor in silence and pray at the approximate time of the attack one week ago, inside the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Seventeen student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lie down on the floor in silence and pray at the approximate time of the attack one week ago, inside the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participate in a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participate in a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participate in a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participate in a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 People crowd the entrance to the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott with boxes of petitions for gun control reform, after a rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

People crowd the entrance to the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott with boxes of petitions for gun control reform, after a rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 People crowd the entrance to the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott with boxes of petitions for gun control reform, after a rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

People crowd the entrance to the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott with boxes of petitions for gun control reform, after a rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where over a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting last Wednesday, march to the state Capitol from the civic centre where they slept overnight, to pressure lawmakers on gun control legislation, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where over a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting last Wednesday, march to the state Capitol from the civic centre where they slept overnight, to pressure lawmakers on gun control legislation, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Seventeen student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where over a dozen were killed in a mass shooting last Wednesday, lie down on the floor in silence and pray at the approximate time of the attack one week ago, inside the state Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Seventeen student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where over a dozen were killed in a mass shooting last Wednesday, lie down on the floor in silence and pray at the approximate time of the attack one week ago, inside the state Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Ashira Boxman hugs her father, Rabbi Bradd Boxman of Congregation Kol Tikvah, which lost three members in last Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Ashira Boxman hugs her father, Rabbi Bradd Boxman of Congregation Kol Tikvah, which lost three members in last Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at a rally for gun control reform on the steps of the state capitol, in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prepare to load their bags on buses, after spending the night in the civic centre in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prepare to load their bags on buses, after spending the night in the civic centre in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 University students pass around boxes of petitions for Florida Governor Rick Scott in the governor's office inside the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

University students pass around boxes of petitions for Florida Governor Rick Scott in the governor's office inside the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

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 The student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School head for their buses to leave almost 12 hours after arriving at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)

The student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School head for their buses to leave almost 12 hours after arriving at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Image: AP)