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Parkland survivor David Hogg is seen in New York City with armed security guards
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Parkland survivor David Hogg is seen in New York City with armed security guards

Parkland survivor David Hogg has been spotted in New York City with an entourage which is said to include armed bodyguards and publicists. 

The teenager was seen in Manhattan on June 20 surrounded by a group of men and women. 

He was on his way into a Barnes & Noble with his sister Lauren to promote their new book, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line.

Eagle-eyed Twitter user Sean Di Somma shared photographs of the teenager and wrote: 'Here's David Hogg in NYC today with armed guards and bunch of publicists.' 

He added the hashtag 'never again' and 'hypocrites', in reference to the apparent fact that the bodyguards had weapons on them.  

David Hogg was pictured in New York City on June 20 with an entourage which included 'publicists and armed security guards', according to a witness 

David Hogg was pictured in New York City on June 20 with an entourage which included 'publicists and armed security guards', according to a witness 

Hogg did not respond to DailyMail.com's questions about his entourage on Saturday. 

Efforts to contact him through the March For Our Lives organization which he spearheads also went unanswered. 

The teenager is embarking on a summer-long tour of the United States with other survivors from his school to teach young people about gun reform and voting. 

They will go from state to state by bus and talk to young voters about politicians who are endorsed by the NRA, according to the organization's website, and help them inform their choice.  

Hogg had headphones in but was part of the group. It is not clear what he was doing in New York but he is in the middle of a country-wide tour with fellow Parkland survivors 

Hogg had headphones in but was part of the group. It is not clear what he was doing in New York but he is in the middle of a country-wide tour with fellow Parkland survivors 

Hogg stands in the street with his headphones in as the 'security guards' look towards the busy Manhattan road 

Hogg stands in the street with his headphones in as the 'security guards' look towards the busy Manhattan road 

Hogg and his younger sister Lauren were on their way into Barnes & Noble to promote their book, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line 

Hogg and his younger sister Lauren were on their way into Barnes & Noble to promote their book, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line 

Hogg has been a punchbag for conservative pundits since he made himself the face of the teenage movement against gun violence after the February 14 massacre at his school. 

His father is a former FBI agent. As his face became more synonymous with efforts to ban assault rifles, critics accused Hogg of being a 'crisis actor' because he had been seen on the news before for an unrelated matter. 

The teenager has been mocked by countless right-wing pundits and has been the target of jabs made by the president's son, Donald Trump Jr.

Earlier this year, a SWAT team stormed his home after receiving a fake call that someone had been taken hostage.