Parent of Parkland School Shooting Victim Stages Protest on Crane Near White House

The father of a student who was killed during the 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has scaled a construction crane in Washington as part of a protest.

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The father has been identified as Manuel Oliver, whose son, Joaquin Oliver, died during the shooting at the Florida school, according to a Fox 13 report.

Joaquin’s mother, Patricia Oliver, spoke with Fox reporter Bob Barnard and said her husband was demanding immediate gun control action from President Joe Biden. This comes on the fourth anniversary of the 2018 shooting.

Barnard also said that police had surrounded the crane as he posted images on his Twitter page.

“On this 4th anniversary of the Parkland shooting, Manuel Oliver whose son Joaquin was killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is on top of a construction crane a block from the White House surrounded by police,” Barnard wrote in a tweet.

Manuel Oliver also posted a video to his Twitter page from atop the crane and captioned the video “Happy Valentines.”

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In October 2021, the school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, plead guilty to committing the shooting, which saw 17 people killed and another 17 injured.

The penalty phase in the case has been moved to April after initially being slated to begin on February 21.

This is a developing story.

Manuel Oliver posted a video to his Twitter page of him atop a crane in Washington. Oliver’s son Joaquin Oliver, died during the shooting at the Florida school at age 17
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