Survivors of the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school are leading thousands Saturday in a March for Our Lives on Washington,delivering their impassioned pleas for stricter gun control law to the nation. Building on the momentum
of last week’s National School Walkout, these members of a generation raised on gun violence have rallied Americans around their cause while honoring the 17 students and faculty members killed on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The main event started at noon, with participants gathering hours earlier on Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol. As the crowds showed up Saturday morning, the turnout seemed to portend a massive standing-room-only rally.
Hundreds of sister marches were planned across the country and around the worldas students, teachers, parents, survivors of school shootings and celebrities take their defiant message against gun violence and the gun lobby to the seats of power.