Scenes from #NationalWalkoutDay in Detroit

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

Students at Renaissance High School protest gun-violence.

Bre’Anna Tinsley / WDET

Joi Holmes (center), a senior at Renaissance High School, recounts how gun violence too the life of her friend.


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.

Image credit: WDET/Annie Scaramuzzino

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