March for Our Lives: hundreds of thousands demand end to gun violence

Carrying signs with slogans such as "Love people more than assault weapons" and "Take away your guns not our lives", they joined hundreds of thousands of people around the U.S. taking part in "March for Our Lives" events to call for stricter gun regulations.

Across the country, more than 800 marches have been scheduled for Saturday.

Dorantes says he's lost 20 young people in his parish in the last two years to gun violence, and is exhausted of burying the next generation and hopes this is a turning point for both Chicago and the country.

Trump is at his Florida home for the weekend.

Although the Washington march was bankrolled by left-leaning celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney, students who survived the Parkland shooting, students directly affected by gun violence have been its faces.

Jemima James from Philadelphia says it is unfortunate that safety at schools has deteriorated to this point and she wants more armed security officers to harden up schools which are soft targets containing our most precious resources.

It's expected to draw tens of thousands of people today to the streets of Washington, D.C. Dozens of students and activists from the Philadelphia region will take part in the march. Williams' cousin was shot four years ago.

Although America's most famous school massacres have happened at mostly white schools in suburbs or small towns, children of color are at far greater risk of gun violence at school, the Post analysis found. "And in my classroom that's very important, we have to look beyond ourselves", O'Hana said.

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"We're an affluent community ― that's why initially everybody followed this [shooting] so closely", Kasky, 17, said during the Twitter Q&A.

Another March For Our Lives event is planned to take place from 10 a.m.to noon in Park City.

Over the past month, he says he's been in consistent awe of the indefatigable efforts of young people, the generosity of strangers who have helped to raise over $23,000 to make it all possible, and the enduring faith of his congregation.

More than 20,000 people are expected at the "March for Our Lives" rally nearest the Florida school where last month's deadly shooting occurred.

Comprehensive background checks, which Trump is not backing despite earlier promising to do so, are even more popular.

Craig Taylor, editor of Five Dials magazine and author of Londoners, created an interactive digital story about one survivor of a shooting in Utah.

The stage area is set up on Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018, before the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control.

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


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