~SIX MINUTES, TWENTY SECONDS OF SILENCE~
Emma González, the fiercely outspoken teen who stunned America with her silence
By Nicole Chavez and Saeed Ahmed
She strode on stage at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington over the weekend, and listed the names of the 17 students and staff gunned down at her high school in Parkland, Florida. And then she went silent.
Minutes ticked by. One. Two. Three. Four.
It was a visceral moment – one that an analyst called:
“the loudest silence in the history of US social protest.”
It was the 18-year-old’s way of showing the world how it felt to crouch in a school room for 6 minutes and 20 seconds while a murderer carried out his shooting spree.
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