March for Our Lives events around the country

March for Our Lives events around the country

Parkland students pledge to continue fighting for changeIf there's one thing the Parkland students behind Saturday's event made clear, it's that their fight doesn't end at the conclusion of the rally.

"We're not backing off until there's zero gun deaths", said Vikiana Petit-Homme, a student at Boston Latin Academy and one of the organizers of the march. As Hogg's sister, Lauren, explained to CNN, "We took the amount of money that Marco Rubio took from the NRA, and we divided it by every single student in the state of Florida. We have to make sure this will never happen again anywhere, anywhere in the world".

"I don't understand why I have to watch my back", she said. "We wanted to get a chance to feed them and to do something to show our solidarity". In Kabul, Afghanistan, 31 people died in a vehicle bomb blast on Wednesday claimed by IS while on Friday another 13 people died at a football match venue in Helmand at the hands of a lone suicide bomber whose group affiliation is yet unknown. "The voters are coming".

Ariana Kocab, also a student at Mentor, said she's scared of going to school. The accused shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a former student at the school and was armed with an AR-15-style rifle he had legally purchased a year ago, authorities said. More than three in four; 76%, rate them as fair or poor. The shooting has spurred a wave of school walkouts and protest led by students across the country.

Four buses carrying about 200 Pittsburgh area students departed from Woodland Hills High School early Saturday to join peers from across the country in Washington. "This is a moral issue". Why aren't we doing anything about guns?

Obama and the former first lady also said they were inspired by the survivors of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in a handwritten letter to the students. The next day, she joined students from across the country in Washington.

"They're getting a platform of their own", Gonzalez said. They arrived in Washington two hours before the rally after a grueling 23-hour bus ride from Florida. For those who still can't comprehend because they refuse to, I'll tell you where it went.

"We already say that automatic weaponry is not legal", he said. KUTV reports Utah Gun Exchange was holding the counter-demonstration.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have also flown to DC for the rally, with Kim tweeting: 'So ready to March today!

The march, scheduled to last until 12 p.m., began in front of the Yellowstone County Courthouse complete with a live band.

Sister protests took place in multiple cities, including NY and Los Angeles. "Keeping our children safe is a top priority" of the President.

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Numerous protesters were students calling for an end to gun violence in schools.

"Because this", he said, pointing behind him to the Capitol dome, "this is not cutting it". "I can't stress enough just how anxious I am about being in American in general". We're seeing marches all across the United States. "The one call I keep hearing our young people saying over and over is we will outlive you", Pfleger said.

Caitlin Waters, co-organizer of the Paris event, said it's important for Americans overseas to let Washington know that they want more gun control.

The shooting at Douglas Stoneman instantly reignited the gun-control debate. After a series of student speakers, participants marched down the streets near Union Park.

Australians participating in the March for Our Lives in Sydney read out the names and ages of the victims of the Florida school shooting.

"Put down the weapons and change your heart". He pointed to Trump's efforts to ban bump stocks and his support for school-safety measures and extended background checks for gun purchases.

The White House, with President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Florida for the weekend, released a statement in support of the marchers: "We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today".

"They don't know what it's like to be 20 feet from an AR-15", Parkland survivor Alfonso Calderon, 16, told students at a Washington charter school this week, referring to U.S. lawmakers. "He was crying, 'What if I'm in the hall, what if I can't get to my brother?'"

Standing in the middle of the massive, energized crowd, she said she and other parents aren't going to stand for violence anymore.

"What an inspiration they are", she said. "We are the voice for change".