Demonstrators in Kansas, across the nation march for gun control
25 March, 2018, 01:45 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
The interview gave Kasky the opportunity to assert that the march, which is expected to draw as many as 500,000 to the nation's capital and hundreds of other cities around the country and even some overseas, was still controlled by the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
As many as 100,000 marchers marched from Central Park West to Midtown on Saturday for Manhattan's March for Our Lives rally in favor of gun control, organizers said.
About 30 gun-rights supporters staged a counter-demonstration in front of the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Washington, D.C., standing quietly with signs such as "Armed Victims Live Longer" and "Stop Violating Civil Rights".
"Well, I say we're marching to protect you from other people like you who have guns", Kasky said.
The Phoenix rally and others across the country were organized in the wake of the Valentine Day's shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. They will pass the school in silence to honor the 17 victims of the February 14 shooting. In Parkland, Fla., more than 20,000 people filled a park near Stoneham Douglas High.
The White House is applauding "the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights" at gun control marches in Washington and in cities around the nation.
Speaker after speaker at March for Our Lives rallies around the United States urged lawmakers to take action on gun control or face consequences at the voting booth.
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"I have a dream that enough is enough", Yolanda Renee King said, referencing her grandfather's famous speech.
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The poll also found almost 7 in 10 favor a nationwide ban on bump stocks, a device that allows semi-automatic guns to function like automatic guns.
Some hope that Saturday's marches will bring people together on the gun issue.
The demonstrators will assemble Saturday for a several-hour rally near the U.S. Capitol building that they predict will draw a half million people - many of them high school students. "We go through the same thing everyone else in this country does too and... we're more than just five minutes on the news".
The Toronto protest coincided with at least 16 rallies planned in other Canadian cities, from coast-to-coast.
A new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 69 percent of Americans think gun laws in the US should be tightened.
"No student should ever have to cover themselves with a deceased classmate to survive, but I was that student", shooting survivor Aalayah Eastmond said.
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They quieted down when one of the student leaders, senior Colton Cunninghan, climbed onto a truck bed, megaphone in hand. Another mass protest is planned for March 24, to coenside with the March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.
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