As students across the U.S. were walking out of their classrooms on Wednesday morning to protest gun violence, Snapchat began to swell with videos shining a light on the events.
The “Snap Map” was littered with Stories from the high school walkouts, which kicked off at 10:00 a.m. ET. Students across the eastern seaboard left class, rallied, and chanted to end school shootings, in the aftermath of last month’s deadly attack in Parkland, Florida.
Several schools, including students at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina, took a moment to read the names of the 17 victims from Stoneman Douglas High School.
Chants of “Yes we can!” end gun violence broke out at the William H. Turner High School walkout in Miami, Florida.
“We’d like to let these powerful walkouts organized by students speak for themselves, and we’re glad that the Snap Map is one of the many tools people are using today to make their voices heard nationwide,” a Snap spokesperson told TheWrap.
The Snap Story at Park West High School in New York City showed hundreds of students walking out of class and into the streets of Manhattan with signs.
Students chanted “We are victims, we are students, we are change,” at a North Carolina walkout.
One of the “peaceful protests” at a school in Antioch, Tennessee, appeared to turn violent in one clip posted to its Walkout Story.
The Snap Map continued to add walkout clips as schools started opening in the west, with protests in Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois following suit.