Students walked out of schools across the country protesting gun violence on Wednesday.
New York Gov. Chris Cuomo joined students in Lower Manhattan.
While Cuomo said he supported the students, he didn’t get behind some of their calls to ban guns entirely.
New York Governor Chris Cuomo joined hundreds of students in Lower Manhattan as they staged a “die-in” during the National School Walkout on Wednesday. While he seemed supportive of their aims and energy, he shied away from throwing his weight behind some of their most controversial proposals.
A boisterous crowd of protesting students filled in Zuccotti Park in New York City’s financial district, holding signs decrying the epidemic of gun violence in schools across the country.
Student Ida Butcher had some harsh words for the governor, who she said hasn’t been vocal enough on the gun issue.
“Governor Cuomo, you gotta do better than this, my guy. You’re doing real bad, real bad,” Butcher told Business Insider. “Look at how everybody’s dying for no reason. What if that was to happen over here? Now what are you going to do?”
The crowd, which represented just one out of many groups of students who had walked out of schools across New York City, moved out of …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics