Thousands of students, officials, and allies across Seattle and throughout the state demonstrated Wednesday as part of a national walkout to protest gun violence, urging Congress to act with more regulations.

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Seattle march against gun violence in 2013.

Image: Cary Lee

For years the U.S. has been an outlier in mass shootings, but that debate has taken center stage in the past month when teens in Parkland, Florida, became the voice for more gun reform after a shooter killed 17 people in their high school.

They demanded action, and students across the country marched the streets or demonstrated outside their schools in solidarity. In the city of Seattle, that included Governor Jay Inslee, Mayor Jenny Durkan and four council members, Rob Johnson, Lorena Gonzalez, Teresa Mosqueda, and Debora Juarez.

Reporters and supporters captured the scenes across the state. 

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