Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer calls for walkout on one-month anniversary of Parkland shooting

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:14 PM

click to enlarge Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer - PHOTO BY MONIVETTE CORDEIRO
  • Photo by Monivette Cordeiro
  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is calling for a Wednesday morning walkout in honor of the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14.

"Our community has been so inspired by the students at Stoneman Douglas, students here in Orlando and across the country that have pressed lawmakers to approve school safety and pass measures aimed at preventing gun violence," Dyer writes in an email.

The move coincides with a series of planned walkouts among high school students set to take place across the country.

"In solidarity with our students, and to honor the victims, join us for a walkout to the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts," Dyer's message continues.

The walkout will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The meeting place will be at 445 S. Magnolia Ave.

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