Hundreds of thousands of students and their parents participated in “The March for Our Lives” rally in Washington D.C. this weekend and in cities across the U.S. and around the world.
The protest was led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who lost seventeen classmates and teachers in February’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The students are calling on Congress to enact stricter gun-control laws.
- Tom Sullivan lost his son, Alex, in a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012.
- Marcus Weaver is a survivor of the Aurora mass shooting and participated as a speaker at this weekend’s march in Denver.
- Megan Doney was teaching at New River Community College in Christiansburg, Virginia in 2013 when a gunman shot two people.
- Paul Michael Viollis is a law enforcement analyst and the CEO of Viollis Group International, a consulting company.
.@Fisher_DanaR says her data shows 90% of the people at March for Our Lives are old enough to vote today.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 26, 2018
"This is just the beginning." Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg says the March for Our Lives against gun violence was "a great start" and "the birth of a revolution." https://t.co/gMlvfK5BxY pic.twitter.com/AxaMNFyCjC
— CNN (@CNN) March 26, 2018