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Hundreds of Thousands of People Marching Against Gun Violence Today

25 March 2018, 01:06 | Colleen Roy

Hundreds of Thousands of People Marching Against Gun Violence Today

Baileigh Goodlett a senior at Bloomington High School South right leads the march east on Kirkwood during a local “March for Our Lives” event at the Monroe County Courthouse in Bloomington Ind. Saturday

It was organized by students who survived the mass shooting last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who hope to succeed where many adults have failed: In forcing Congress to pass a comprehensive gun-control bill that will improve school safety.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, a Springfield Democrat who also marched alongside Western Massachusetts students and activists Saturday, called on his congressional colleagues to support "reasonable" gun policies, like requiring universal background checks and setting a minimum purchasing age for firearms.

"The gun violence epidemic in America touches both Americans and Canadians living in Vancouver", said spokesperson Bodil Geyer in a release.

More than 800 other events are planned across the United States and in cities overseas Saturday, including London, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, according to the march website.

More than 20,000 people filled the park near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the "March for Our Lives" rally Saturday morning.

In Los Angeles, marcher Carly Dutcher, a high school freshman from Studio City, California, said that she was shocked when a theatre teacher showed her and her classmates how they could pull a tampon dispenser off a bathroom wall and use it to battle a school shooter. "It's under control. People hate us, but we have to do this".

The group has already organized student walkouts to honor the Parkland victims on March 14, held community meetings and are now exploring ways to lobby both local, state and federal elected officials on a number of items.

"Through a series of events, we learned that we were not welcome", Robinson said.

The March for Our Lives protests are being led by students.

A small group of supporters huddle together during a local “March for Our Lives” event at the Monroe County Courthouse in Bloomington Ind. Saturday

The March for Our Lives will be a series of programs that will include musical performances and student speakers.

Senator Chris Murphy will speak at the "March For Our Lives" programs in Guilford at the town green at 12:30 p.m. and the state capitol at 2 p.m.

"If this happened in a place of a lower socioeconomic status or. a black community, no matter how well those people spoke, I don't think the media would cover it the same", Hogg added.

Survivors of other mass shootings are participating in what is expected to be one of the largest gatherings here.

As another student remarked to Dorantes after the meeting, "When the bullets go through our skin, the color of the blood is the same".

"We are committed to advocating for change in our community. and for advocating for us, the people rather than the NRA who pours money into their campaigns every hear", Schulz said.

Marches and rallies that force survivors to relive those awful moments can trigger strong emotional reactions, Wolf said. There, several blocks will be shut down for a rally. "Something they will never forget".

Stem, like some in the crowd, are gun owners who also support stricter laws.






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