ACLU guides Utah students ahead of gun control protest

ACLU guides Utah students ahead of gun control protest (Photo: ACLU of Utah)

(KUTV) - On Wednesday, March 12, exactly one month after the Parkland, Florida shooting, students at more than 20 Utah schools will join in a nationwide protest calling for tighter gun control laws.

17-year-old Ermiya Fanaeian used social media to help organize the protest.

“This is a call to action to our Congress and our state legislature to establish legislation that restricts obtainment to weapons that put the sureness of our safety at risk," Fanaeian said.

As part of the national protest, students plan to leave the class for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. local time.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah held an interactive press conference on Facebook Live Monday afternoon where they answered questions for viewers about their rights.

“We do want students to be prepared and understand what their rights will be,” Maria del Mar Gonzalez said. “We want students to know that they cannot be disciplined in a manner different than they would normally be if they were to cut a class.”

Fanaeian is also planning to march on the Capitol for gun control Saturday, March 24.

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