Thousands March for Our Lives in Parkland

Clay Curtis
March 26, 2018

"And the fact is, if we can keep the pressure on, we're not going to change everything overnight, but you can get significant changes".

The activist, recently featured on the cover of Time magazine, made a powerful case for gun control after losing her friends in the Parkland school shooting massacre.

Ottawa's rally was organized by students from high schools across the city.

The organizer, Cameron Kasky, was responding to a claim in a recent National Rifle Association (NRA) video, that "no one would know [Parkland students'] names" had their classmates not died.

After the march, she said, "Watching our unbelievable students and community marching today to bring attention to the critical issue of school safety shows the dedication and passion of Parkland residents".

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the march in Washington, D.C., with smaller gatherings to take place in hundreds of cities across the world.

"I think it's important to have this march today in solidarity with students in the United States because gun violence is taking its toll on families, individuals, communities across North America. That is why Parkland can not and will not do this alone".

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018.

The documentary will also include 'strong voices from the Second Amendment conversation, ' as well as reports from on the ground during the March for Our Lives rally, according to a CBS News media release. During an anti-gun rally in Florida shortly after the shooting, Gonzalez established a catchphrase for the movement: "We call B.S".

The "March for Our Lives" events on Saturday drew massive crowds in cities across the country, marking the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War era. There were more than 800 so-called "sibling marches" planned worldwide for this weekend in solidarity of the main event.

Tarr said students involved in the anti-gun movement who are on the cusp of becoming old enough to vote are realizing the significance of their vote. The counter-protesters, though, argue that school safety can be accomplished and gun violence curbed without infringing upon gun owners' rights.

"Our elected officials have seen American after American drop from a bullet".

"So I need each and every one of you - no matter your age - to continue to fight alongside us, because hearts can not pump without blood and I don't want your community to join the ghastly inner circle that mine is now a part of. We are going to make sure the best people get in our elections to run not as politicians, but as Americans".

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