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Survivor of Parkland Massacre Emma Gonzalez in Tears while Leading March For Our Lives in Washington D.C
Updated On 25 Mar, 2018 Published On 25 Mar, 2018
How Survivor of Parkland Massacre Emma Gonzalez's Silent Changed The Political Scenario; She stood silent for 4 minutes; She recalled the victim's names; Also, see..
Sometimes a silent speaks thousands of words as opposed to uttering words. During the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C, Emma Gonzalez stood up in the podium and stayed silent.
Yes, after reciting the name of all the victims, she just stood there with her glazed look and teary eyes. She then ended her speech by saying, 'Fight For Your Lives, Before it's Someone Else's Job.'
Emma during her interview with the Vogue Magazine
She moved the entire world by the words from her mouth. A mere high school student made the world shook and emotional. Her speech lasted for around 6:30 minutes.
As soon as she stepped onto the podium, all the protesters cheered her up as she gathered her strength for the speech which will hopefully lay the foundation stone for new gun reforms in the United States.
Emma started her speech by first giving a prologue as to what went down on that dreaded day which robbed us from 17 bright futures of the world.
She recalled the name of all the 17 victims including her friend Carmen. She couldn't hold back tears while calling out their names.
The main highlighting part of her full speech was the silent. Yes, you heard it right, she literally stood silent for about a 4 minutes. But the silent spoke a million words.
She stared straight ahead with her otherwise piercing eyes while tears came rushing down.
Then suddenly a timer clicks and she ends her silence. After the silence, she stated,
“Since the time that I came out here, it has been 6 minutes and 20 seconds. “The shooter has ceased shooting, and will soon abandon his rifle, blend in with the students as they escape, and walk free for an hour before arrest. Fight for your lives before it’s someone else’s job.”
According to many big political pundits, they claimed the silence was one of the biggest political moment ever in the history of the world.
You can watch the full video below.
She ended her speech by asking everyone to fight for their own life before it is the job of someone else. She along with many of her schoolmates who survived the shooting decided to rally thousands of people for the March Of Our Lives.
With the protest, they want to convince the lawmakers to change the law regarding the current gun policy. Martin Luthor King, Jr's grand-daughter Yolanda Renee King was also present in the attendance.
An 11-year-old fifth grader, Naomi Wadler who happens to be the survivor of the massacre inspired all the African-American girls. She stated she is representing them who don't make the front page of every newspaper.