Hundreds of students from area high schools walked out of their classrooms today and took to the streets of East Baltimore to protest gun violence.

Students from schools including Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute marched down Fayette St., to City Hall in the spirit of the protests that have erupted around the country in wake of the massacre of 17 students and teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Feb. 14.

“End the silence, stop gun violence,” was the theme of the protest, demanding safer schools and better gun laws to prevent violent acts.

Baltimore high school students march to City Hall protesting gun violence on March 6. (Video by Sean Yoes)