Pulse nightclub shooting survivors stand with Florida students
Students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida boarded buses as they prepared to head for the state capital to push for gun control reform.
They were sent off with encouragement and solidarity from survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting from June 2016, another of the deadliest in U.S. history.
On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers after a three-hour standoff.
“Y’all got this. Y’all strong. Make sure your voices are heard,” said a Pulse survivor in CBS Miami's report.
The Parkland shooting, which took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day, killed 17 students and teachers, and has prompted a #MarchForOurLives movement among high schoolers across the country.
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas created the movement, which will include a march on Washington on March 24.
The Gayly. February 21, 2018. 6:00 p.m. CST.