Students rally outside the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP
Across the United States, many students walked out of school Wednesday to say enough is enough with regards to gun violence.
The national school walkout started at 10 a.m. in each time zone and was scheduled to last for at least 17 minutes — one minute for each person killed in a school shooting that happened exactly one month ago in Parkland, Florida.
More than 2,500 walkouts were planned across the country, according to Empower, the youth branch of the Women’s March that has been organizing the event.
Participants called for stricter gun laws as they also remembered the people who lost their lives in Parkland.
Many schools accommodated the demonstration. Others didn’t allow it, encouraging students to express themselves in ways other than walking out.
Students from Eastern High School gather on the school’s football field in Washington. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
Students from City High Middle School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, hold up pictures of people killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press/AP
Students file out of Perry Hall High School in Perry Hall, Maryland. Patrick Semansky/AP
A student cries during a walkout at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. John Locher/AP
Students at McClatchy High School in Sacramento, California, gather around empty desks that represented the shooting victims from Parkland. Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee/AP
Balloons are released during walkout protests in Chicago. Alyssa Schukar/The New York Times/Redux
Demonstrators raise their fists in the air in San Francisco. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Students protest in New York City’s Prospect Park. Mark Lennihan/AP
Tenth-grader John Marfice holds a sign during a walkout assembly at Coeur d'Alene High School in Idaho. Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review/AP
Students fill a street in Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP
Ethan Eggler, a sophomore at John Marshall High School, speaks to students during their walkout in Rochester, Minnesota. Joe Ahlquist/The Rochester Post-Bulletin/AP
Students from Fordson High School hold roses in Dearborn, Michigan. Jim West/ZUMA Wire
Students lie on the floor during a demonstration at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Austin Steele/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
Hillcrest High School senior Ara Omotowa addresses classmates in Idaho Falls, Idaho. John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register/AP
Students walk out of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Students from Columbine High School attend a walkout in Littleton, Colorado. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post/Getty Images
Students file out of Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jim Mone/AP
Students from New York City schools participate in a moment of silence as they gather at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gather to honor the memory of those killed at the school last month in Parkland, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Students from the Stivers School for the Arts gather on the school’s soccer field in Dayton, Ohio. John Minchillo/AP
Thousands of students march down Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to the US Capitol. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Hazelwood West students Leah Batton and De'Shawn Mitchell join a circle with other students during their walkout program in Missouri. Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
Students from James Ferris High School march outside of the school in Jersey City, New Jersey. Julio Cortez/AP
Natalie Ervin, right, and Sophie Albaraket — students from the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences — release balloons for those killed in last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press/AP
Kayla Ford gives a speech to her fellow classmates as students participate in a walkout at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Melanie Maxwell/The Ann Arbor News/AP
Students from Washington-Lee High School hold up pictures of Parkland victims during their walkout in Arlington, Virginia. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images
Maxwell Nardi, student organizer at Douglas Freeman High School, talks to the media in Richmond, Virginia. Many protesters have been wearing orange because it’s the color that hunters wear to protect themselves from other hunters. Steve Helber/AP
Produced by Brett Roegiers and Kyle Almond