Students "March For Our Lives" with calls to end gun violence


"People say MA has the best statistics in the country", he said. "The pain experienced in Parkland was our pain and it's our time to unite". "It's ignoring people who die from acts of gun violence in the streets every day".

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

"The high-schoolers and the college students are sick of this normalcy in this environment that we live in where we have to live with mass shootings and code-red drills", said Alex Wind, a junior at Stoneman Douglas. He told Crux that while they first considered doing something on a local level, they eventually decided they wanted to be a part of the national movement. "For them, this happened in Parkland and it happened to them once, and it has created an entire movement".

"We believe that students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school". Mitchell addressed the group once they made it to their destination.

"The Church is where the youth have found a sense of belonging and refuge", Garcia said. A gun-owning doctor who treated victims of a school shooting, and never wants to do it again. Soon thereafter, Dorantes received a phone call from his former parish - St.

But where most of America has seen an impasse, they see the beginning of a conversation. At least 40 students were expected.

Organizers had hoped for a crowd of half a million in Washington.

Hundreds of students and adults have joined the.

"They've grown up seeing gun violence".

The March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. ― which students from Parkland, Florida, began planning after 17 people at their high school were killed last month in a mass shooting ― boasts high-profile donors and celebrity attendees, and has inspired other communities around the plan events. Students, LGBT people, people of color.

"A super key point is to remember communication", Meek says.

I'm disturbed by the tone deafness and apparent bias of your publishing of the March 21st article "Guns, And the People who Love Them" by Nick Reynolds. "It's because we're Catholic that we're going there".

They chanted "No more silence, end gun violence", and held high signs with "Eighteenth Century laws can not regulate 21st century lives". "It is unacceptable that people can not live their lives without fear of being shot". "There are communities that. have to deal with [gun violence] on a much more regular basis and have to feel a lot less safe than we do".

One of the rally's most emotional speeches was delivered by Zion Kelly, a senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, whose twin brother Zaire was shot and killed by a robber in September.

Their response to the shooting deaths of 17 people at their South Florida school has moved other US teenagers to similarly call for gun-control reform.

"We have safety, we have police", Reese said.

With the national march falling days later across the country, "We made a decision to keep it lower key", said Diversity Alliance sponsor Tina Rushing, opting to engage passers-by with a bake sale fundraiser and the petition.