March for Our Lives

25 March, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Students staged a “die-in” protest of gun violence by lying motionless on the floor of Minnesota’s capitol Thursday

"We were invited out by other survivors" of shootings in Virginia, Tucson and Aurora, Colorado, said Gooze, who will meet them for breakfast in D.C. on Saturday.

Thousands of people marched in downtown St. Louis on Saturday morning to protest gun violence and advocate for stricter gun control.

This article appearing in the midst of a national conversation about an epidemic of gun violence (that is duplicated in no other country on the planet), three days before the March For Our Lives protest and following the tragic gun violence events which have occurred an average of once each week in 2018 alone.

Although the Washington march was bankrolled by left-leaning celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney, students who survived the Parkland shooting, students directly affected by gun violence have been its faces.

"In 2013, Congress had the opportunity to ban assault rifles. what would have happened if they had done so?" "Either represent the people or get out".

"Vote them out! Vote them out!" chanted the crowd.

"One day our kids will read about this in history classes knowing we are the ones that made a difference", he said. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change, Obama said.

Several student organizers have become mainstays on national TV, promoting the marches, and they landed on the cover of Time magazine.

Dozens of protesters are rallying outside the U.S. Embassy in London in solidarity with the "March for Our Lives" protest against gun violence. It took me several minutes to wrap my head around the fact that this was happening on US soil.

Dashay McCrae, 18, who has lost a close cousin to gun violence, said she was ready to be heard.

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Torres said she was "infuriated because of the shootings that are becoming normalized".

Organizing materials list a platform demanding "safe schools, common sense gun laws and for the government to reaffirm our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, free from fear". At least 40 students were expected.

I know that our community, where I was born and raised and where my family has been for five generations, is ready for change.

Eighteen-year-old Sabrine Brismeur and 17-year-old Eden Kinlock came from schools 20 miles away to pass out water. One other boy was injured in the gunfire.

Jaelynn Willey died after being taken off life support yesterday.

Great Mills students, wearing their green-and-gold school colors, were among those thronging the main stage Saturday afternoon.

"It's an honor and a privilege to represent Vegas out here", she said.



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