Thousands "March For Our Lives" and Gun Control
Thousands of students across the nation took the streets this weekend to ask for gun control laws in hopes of preventing another school shooting.
Edna Chavez of South Los Angeles says she was taught to dodge bullets before she even learned how to read. The 17-year-old activist, who lost her brother to a fatal shooting when he was in high school, was one of the star speakers at the ”March for Our Lives” in Washington, D.C. Saturday.
An estimated 200,000 people descended on the nation’s capital to protest gun violence and call for stricter laws on firearms as part of the march. More than 800 cities across the globe saw similar demonstrations.
A snapshot of some of the protests that took place in California is available here and here. From Sacramento to San Diego, young people rallied -- often flanked by congressional, state, and local leaders.