Worldwide

Twitter Commends Student Who Showed up to Protest Alone

Earlier in the morning, the teen spoke with classmates about the walkout, but they didn't seem to know about it, he said.

Blackman says he set an alarm for 9:58 a.m.

He says when he got outside, he was surprised to be standing alone but wasn't deterred to act. They didn't really get into it too much. "No one really said anything".

"I prayed for the ones that died", he said.

He documented his walkout on Twitter, saying that "only six people" will be watching his 28-second video.

"Its National Walkout Day. No one here, but me", he tells the camera.

Filmmaker and A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay retweeted Blackman's video with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy".

Walkouts were scheduled to last at least 17 minutes to mark the 17 lives lost after a gunman opened fire February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"She was telling me about how she really liked what I did". "I'm inspired by you for being a leader", she tweeted at him, "Every little thing makes a difference".

Justin says he hopes the USA enacts stricter gun laws or places someone in schools to protect students.

Blackman, 16, said he was the only student out of hundreds at Wilson Preparatory Academy to participate in Walkout Day on Wednesday.

Blackman said his Spanish teacher let him leave class without a word but other students protesting across the country faced penalties from their administrators. "I told her it was no big deal and I would want someone to do it if it was this school, God forbid", he said.

"We are always looking and focused on our students being independent thinker, and that's what that scholar is".

Blackman shared notes of support and encouragement and traded tweets with journalists, think tanks and fellow student activists.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

27 March 2018
The Growth of Online Gaming and Betting Companies
Even though brick and mortar casinos make offers to gamblers, they do not come anywhere close to what is offered on the wide web. Alternatively, they can be used to learn about the game and the features it comes with as well as the strategies that work best.

15 March 2018
26-yr-old JNU student missing from last 4 days
She is a first-year student of the Ph.D. life science course at JNU and used to stay at the Shipra Girls Hostel inside the varsity campus.

15 March 2018
AJ McCarron finds new National Football League home, has chance to become a starter
McCarron did start the final three games of the 2015 season and led the Bengals to the playoffs after Dalton broke his thumb. His lack of playing time and tape for teams to watch is a big part of why he has failed to get a longterm deal locked down.

15 March 2018
Miami Dolphins to sign WR Albert Wilson
Last Season, Albert Wilson had his best season to date , catching 42 passes for 554 yards with three touchdown receptions. The Dolphins recently cleared up cap space by releasing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

15 March 2018
David Terricciano Sells 1523 Shares of Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) Stock
Franklin Resources reported 0.08% in Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT). (NYSE:WAT) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC purchased a new position in shares of Waters in the fourth quarter valued at $210,000.

15 March 2018
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale launched in India at Rs 1999
Keeping with its promise of expanding its product portfolio in India, Xiaomi has introduced the Mi Body Composition Scale . So, the users of Mi band get a lot of benefit by owning this Body Composition scale by Xiaomi .

15 March 2018
Unilever set to give up London HQ
Of Unilever's 161,000 employees worldwide, 7,300 are in the United Kingdom and 3,100 are in the Netherlands. Unilever's pending decision, saying that the move was a commercial decision for the company.

15 March 2018
Ban diesel and petrol before 2040, say MPs
In the United Kingdom , only 5.6 per cent of current new cars are low-pollution "alternatively fuelled vehicles". The Independent has contacted the Government for comment but none had arrived at the time of publication.

15 March 2018
Principal Rapes Class 10 Girl, Makes Dummy Sit For Her Board Exam
According to reports, the principal of a school in Sonipat called the girl to his relatives' house and then raped her. In this horrifying act of the principle, he took help of other two women and raped a student in their house.