IN students join nationwide anti-gun violence marches

Brandon Parsons
March 25, 2018

Along with Ottawa's march, more than 800 anti-gun violence demonstrations are expected to take place today.

The congresswoman noted that mass shootings such as the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, galvanize attention on the gun control debate, "but we can not forget the reality of daily gun violence in black and brown communities", Lee said. Trump also tweeted on Saturday, to ban "bump stocks" was a critical step in reducing firearms violence.

"From the time we were born we shared everything". "You know what? Fine, graduate from high school, you're 18, do whatever you want, but even if you go to college, hopefully you'll have to encounter some grownups in the administration there"?"

The goal, the students said, is to harness the support into actual voters, with their sights set on November's midterms.

Because numerous demonstrators were children, authorities in the nation's capital said they were taking extra security precautions.

"Hartford Communities That Care" wasn't the only group to leave for Washington D.C. on Saturday morning.

Hundreds turned out to protest gun violence in York. Sonora High Sophomore Nevaeh Pletcher detailed why she took to the streets, "Because I believe that everyone should have a voice and we shouldn't be put aside".

With Stone was her mother, whom Stone had told the previous day that she wasn't sure she wanted to raise children in a world where students fear going to school.

"We may not see the change on Monday, we may not see it next week, but it makes a difference: They are demanding that this government no longer work for the NRA, that this government work for the people", Warren added.

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

FARGO - Sarah Light said she's exhausted of the suggestion that more guns would mean less gun violence in America, including in its schools.

'Regardless if I can vote or not, it (gun violence) is the most important issue affecting me and the most important issue in the country right now, Dutcher said.

"I'm here to talk to adults for a minute", Goddard said.

Nerinx Hall High School senior Emily Smith. Instead of just CT and four other states, let's implement state and federal laws that enact similar ERPO components like the one in CT.

Jaelynn Willey died after being taken off life support yesterday. Over the last few weeks, I participated in my school's walkout to honor the victims of gun violence.

"This is a call to action to our Congress and state legislators", Fanaeiau said. The Parkland students weren't ready to change the subject; they were ready to change history.

Organizers had hoped for a crowd of half a million in Washington. I remember feeling relieved when a police officer appeared on the opposite side of the fence and reassured us that he was there to protect us.

The president himself was in Florida at Trump International Golf Club, located about 35 miles from Parkland.

Supporters of the March for Our Lives hold signs along Pennsylvania Avenue prior to the start of the march in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018.

Williams' cousin was shot four years ago.

As momentum for the trip to D.C. built, Dorantes reached out to another local priest, Pfleger, who has been a long-time advocate for racial justice.

The events were spurred by the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. Their job is to monitor interactions between protesters and law enforcement.

"I think it's a little ridiculous", Benjamin Johnson, 21, from NY, said of the March for Our Lives event.

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