It’s national walkout day. Students across the United States are walking out of their class for 17 minutes to protest gun violence. The 17 minutes are for the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last February.
I am Canadian, I currently live in Canada, Montreal to be exact. I have gotten a lot of critique lately for my strong opinions on what is happening in the US. I post in solidarity with a lot of the movements that are currently happening. I have been told that it doesn’t matter and I don’t live there so it doesn’t affect me. I’ve also been told that I was ridiculous and that my voice doesn’t matter.
I wanted to come on here and tell you guys that this is a very wrong mindset. As Canadians, we should care what is happening in the United States. They are our neighbours and we shouldn’t be leaving anyone behind especially young children that are being killed just for going to school.
A huge reason that I also care so much is because I lived there for 12 years. Philadelphia is home to me. I watch as friends of mine that live over there fear going to school. I never want to be in a position where I feel like I am not safe in a place I go to every day. I am a human I have a lot of empathy. I am scared to be shot in school. No one should ever have to live that, that is why I stand with the students today.
I will stand proud, I will fight. I will post my awareness on my social media. I am a student. I am Canadian. I am will be on the right side of history. Enough is enough.
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