Mike Allen interviewed Marjory Stoneman Douglas student and school shooting survivor turned activist David Hogg on Friday, March 23rd, one day before the March for Our Lives gun control protest set to take place on in Washington, DC and around the country. They discussed the march, his activism, and his role in becoming a leading voice in the gun control debate.
Hogg states that, after the shooting, Marjory Stoneman is “like a prison” since last month’s shooting with the increased police presence and security measures. He added that “law enforcement are some of the hardest working individuals in the country,” and that, “we need to realize that there are serious issues not only at the FBI and Broward County Sheriff, but with politicians too who are responsible for government agencies.”
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Allen asked about Hogg’s take on the way the media covered the shooting and the movement that has sprung up in its wake. Hogg’s biggest takeaway was that the media did not reach out to African-American students in the same way that it reached out to white students. “My school is about 25% black, but the way we’re covered doesn’t reflect that.”
Watch the full interview here.
The March for Our Lives is set to take place in Washington, DC and other cities around the country on Saturday, March 24th. You can learn more about the march here.