Scenes from #NationalWalkoutDay in Detroit

Students throughout Detroit Public Schools Community District join the national call for gun control.

Local students in Detroit and metro Detroit joined the national protest against gun-violence today on the one-month anniversary of the shootings at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Dubbed “National Walkout Day,” the morning and early afternoon featured rallies at dozens of schools around the area, and WDET reporters were on-site at Renaissance High School, Western International High School, Cass Technical High School, Osborn High School and others to speak with students about what the protests mean to them.

Click the playhead at the top for WDET’s radio coverage.

Bre’Anna Tinsley / WDET

Bre’Anna Tinsley / WDET


Watch Western International High School senior Alondra Alvarez speak about organizing her school’s walkout and what her plans are now that the protest day is over:

Follow WDET on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see more of the day’s coverage, and click here to hear Alondra and other student organizers interviewed on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson.


  • Bre'Anna Tinsley
    Bre'Anna Tinsley is a reporter for Detroit Public Radio, 101.9 WDET. She covers city government and housing, as well as co-hosting the "Detroit Evening Report" podcast.
  • Eli Newman
    Eli Newman is a Reporter/Producer for 101.9 WDET, covering breaking news, politics and community affairs. His favorite Motown track is “It’s The Same Old Song” by the Four Tops.