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Virginia cities to join Saturday's March For Our Lives

Virginia cities to join Saturday's March For Our Lives

It came as 500,000 people were set to descend on Washington today (Saturday) for a rally organised by survivors of the country's worst high school massacre, which took place in Florida last month.

MTV announced the effort on Twitter, saying that the network is teaming up with the NAACP and celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, Carmelo Anthony and Halsey to sponsor 17 busloads of youth from communities impacted by gun violence.

Students from Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; other survivors of gun violence; José Andrés, humanitarian and world-renowned chef; Miles McKenna, Youtube star of MilesChronicals; and singer-songwriter Alex G will join.

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

"If this happened in a place of a lower socioeconomic status or. a black community, no matter how well those people spoke, I don't think the media would cover it the same", Hogg added. Why not raise the ages of those who can purchase guns while also banning bump stocks and not allowing mentally unfit persons to buy guns?

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Meek says it's a way to make their voices heard, but she says a key next step is improving access, for more people to do the same in the future.

"A majority of Americans (54 percent) say it is more important to control gun violence in the nation than to protect gun rights including 34 percent of gun owners".

"People of color can not walk to school without feeling that they're unsafe, that they may be shot, they may be robbed", said Levy's mother Nadine Sylvester. Speeches will end around noon to wrap up the event. The largest will be in Washington, D.C. The reason students are marching is to "demand their lives and safety become a priority", according to its website.

A statehouse rally in Indianapolis based off the national march starts at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Public works staff will close several roads to accommodate the planned march. An AP-NORC poll published on Friday found that "nearly 7 in 10 adults now favor stricter gun control measures", which is "the strongest level of support since the Associated Press first asked the question five years ago". More than 2,400 people have registered to attend.


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