Thousands march for their lives on Walkway

Thousands march for their lives on Walkway

Thousands march for their lives on Walkway

Torres was one of hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and their supporters who attended the march, calling for stricter gun control in the wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history last month.

"We want changes in gun laws, safety of students in schools", parent Donna King said at the rally in Baltimore. Chavarin said there is a reason why wanted to share her story-to make people become aware of the dangers the community faces when anyone can carry a gun.

The Saturday march, which was organized after the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, demonstrated how real it is for students to live in fear of being gunned down in their schools.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was among those who took a bus down to Washington D.C.to participate.

Most of the media's articles and videos on the rally ignored the influence of pro-gun-control advocacy groups such as the Brady Campaign and liberal groups Planned Parenthood and the Women's March.

He also made reference to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and activist Emma Gonzalez, whose photo adorned the back of his sweatshirt.

"I mean, everything in this country is regulated", she said.

As a gun show went on in Abilene's convention center, 300 protesters gathered three blocks away, holding signs that said things like, "Arm teachers with resources, not guns".

"People have been dying since 1999 in Columbine and nothing has changed". People have said that I am a tool of some nameless adult. "It could be prevented".

The fire alarm at Trenton High School is scary, said 17-year-old Gabrielle James at a march in suburban Detroit. "It's been going on my entire life".

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President Donald Trump was in Florida for the weekend and did not weigh in on Twitter either. A motorcade took him to his West Palm Beach golf club in the morning.

After the March for Our Lives, the big question is can students turn that march into action?

They held a variety of signs, among them were ones that read, "It's a red, white and blue problem", "Stand with the students", "Love over fear", "Ban sale of assault weapons" and many a March for Our Lives banner.

There was only one counter-protester visible at the Allentown rally. Still young man who moved thousands at the March for Our Lives sat down with WUSA 9. "We're going to take this to every election, to every state and every city".

Showing how social activism can span generations and the parallel between these protests and other historical youth-led movements, Yolanda Reneee King, the granddaughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.is there. They also want to extend "Gun Free Zones". Students wore maroon T-shirts — the school's color — and chanted slogans such as "Enough is enough". The classmate also died.

It was the latest display of frustration by students with the national debate on gun control.

Spicer spoke to the large crowd before the walk commenced.

Hannah Brashers believes grassroots efforts, especially those by young people, can be powerful.

Polls indicate public opinion in the USA may be shifting on the issue.

We're fed up because 96 Americans are killed each day by gun violence.

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