Thousands urge gun control across U.S. and Canada

March for Our Lives rally in New York

March For our Lives has a step-by-step guide to help in the planning process.

Protesters gather for the March for Our Lives rally along Pennsylvania Avenue on March 24 in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, including students, teachers and parents gathered in Washington for the anti-gun violence rally organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead and 17 others wounded.

"It was especially important to my family and sister", Madeleine Mathias, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said. On Feb. 22, she and her peers led her high school in a Remembrance Walk to honor the lives lost in the shooting only six days before.

"I'm in D.C., so Joaquin didn't die for nothing".

Other celebrities who took part in the event were Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson.

Photo courtesy of Gabi Suliga.

As she continues to face new challenges and push for change with her classmates, she says they continue to debate issues, like have clear backpacks at school.

Bates-Diop heading to National Basketball Association
He now projects as a late first-round pick, but will need to solidify that with an exceptional combine. Bates-Diop, who has not yet hired an agent, made the announcement Monday at Value City Arena.

Birmingham added that it was nice that there were no politicians who spoke. "There should never be a time that we go to school and fear for our lives and that seems like a recurring theme in America now, and we need to stop that".

Standing before vast crowds from Washington to Los Angeles to Parkland, the speakers - almost all of them students, some still in elementary school - delivered an anguished and defiant message: They are "done hiding" from gun violence, and will "stop at nothing" to get politicians to finally prevent it. Most of the speakers were young people, supporting the fact that the movement was largely coordinated by young people. "I guess I don't try to go out much, because I see what could happen", said Armando Martinez, a senior at Capital City Public Charter School.

Among the teen representatives who took center stage at the rally was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s granddaughter Yolanda Renee King.

"I am here today to represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page of every national newspaper", she began, addressing hundreds of thousands of protestors in Washington DC with more composure, eloquence and awareness than your average world leader. More than 800 related events are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.

"Every week you hear about a new shooting and nothing is done about it", McCartney said. All across the nation. We must track down where these guns are coming from and limit access to semi-automatic weapons to see real change in all communities - not just the wealthy ones.

In addition to the students, political figures in Santa Clarita also made speeches, each explaining their own political agenda and what they hope, will bring voters out to the polls in order to start the change.

Senator Mark Warner, another Virginia Democrat, declared in the wake of the student-led movement that he would now support bans on such rifles and magazines, which he had voted against in recent years.

Related News:



Most liked

Karnataka Assembly elections: Polling on May 12, results on May 15
Beside, the Congress and the BJP, the JD (S) led by former prime minister H D Deve Gowda is the third player in the fray. Meanwhile, a pre-poll survey has predicted that the Congress is likely to return to power in Karnataka.

IShares MSCI Singapore (ISG.AX) Seeing Its VMA Move Higher
UBS reissued a "buy" rating and set a $177.00 price target (down from $180.00) on shares of Msci in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $135.00 target price on shares of Msci in a report on Tuesday, December 19th.

Indian, Chinese military must talk to prevent another Doklam, says envoy
It shows that when incidents like Doklam happened a year ago , it means that we were not frank enough and candid enough with each other.

Jonathan back in Sierra Leone for presidential run-off polls
A high court in Freetown on Saturday ordered a halt to Sierra Leone's presidential run-off election scheduled for March 27. It also observed that voter turnout was impressive while the conduct of electoral personnel was professional.

Shanghai crude oil futures roar into action
This compares with global turnover of more than $10 trillion in worldwide oil futures, the world's biggest commodity market. Similar obstacles have kept foreign investors as bit players in the country's giant mainland stock and bond markets.

YSR Congress MPs to quit on last day of session
Reddy added that "In protest, we also want to urge TDP parliamentarians to resign over Andhra Pradesh special status issue". Many opposition parties supported the move.

India gets its second Android Go smartphone with the Nokia 1
The smartphone offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Nokia offers a 5 MP fixed-focus primary camera with an LED flash and a 2 MP fixed focus camera on the front for selfies.

Shopping centre fire in Russian Federation kills at least 48 people
It took firefighters hours to localize the raging fire, which was reduced to some 1,600 square meters only by midnight. The fire department says the blaze started on the 4th floor, which houses movie theaters and a children's play area.

Ford, Alibaba roll out test-drive services via "auto vending machine"
Users will have the pick of 10 different models , running from the Mondeo through to the Explorer and even an imported Mustang. They will thus have plenty of time to get used to the new auto and decide whether or not they want to purchase it.

Cambridge Analytica formally accused of violating USA election laws
They were allowed to collect and process data, but had to have the United States citizens to interpret the data. A nonprofit watchdog on Monday accused British data firm Cambridge Analytica of violating us election laws.

Gal Gadot Calls Out Ryan Reynolds Over Deadpool 2 Trailer
Chris has offered his support before and offered a young fan who was being bullied a seat at the Infinity War premiere. This is not the first time The Avengers stars have rallied together for a good deed.

Linda Brown, girl at centre of school desegregation case, dies at 76
The court directed schools to desegregate " with all deliberate speed ", but it failed to establish a firm timetable for doing so. The school district maintained four elementary schools for black children, compared with the 18 available for white children.

Suspicious packages sent to military bases in Washington, DC, area
Few details were released on the package found at Fort Belvoir, but a base spokesman said that it had been rendered safe. NBC also reported that some of the packages included rambling letters, and an official described them as "disturbing".

Elon Musk's life-size LEGO bricks will let you rebuild the pyramids
It may be called The Boring Company, but Elon Musk's infrastructure plans and unique products are anything but "boring". While the flamethrowers are marketed as "big boys' toys", the LEGO-like bricks are designed for speed and efficiency.

Uber's Self-Driving Vehicle Tests Have Been Suspended by Arizona's Governor
But Ducey insists that encouraging innovation and fewer regulations doesn't mean putting people at risk. He said he expects public safety to be the top priority for those who operate self-driving cars.