Students march from the White House to Capital Hill to protest the lack of gun control laws. [Ola Salem/Al Jazeera]

Washington, DC – Hundreds of students have staged a school walkout and marched from the White House to Capitol Hill to demand stricter gun control laws.

On Thursday, politicians who strongly support gun-control reforms joined the students who descended to the capital from over a dozen high schools in the Washington, DC, Maryland and northern Virginia-area.

“Show me what democracy looks like,” 16-year-old Sofia Hidalgo from Albert Einstein High School in Maryland chanted as she marched past Trump International Hotel on her way to Capitol Hill while others booed at the hotel.

“This is what democracy looks like,” protesters shouted.

Hidalgo, who plans to

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