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Local March For Our Lives rallies planned Saturday

Local March For Our Lives rallies planned Saturday”

Hillsborough County students are on their way to Washington D.C.to be a part of the March for Our Lives moment.

The "March for our Lives" event will be held Saturday in Washington D.C. More than 20 students left early Friday morning from Louisville's Christ Church Cathedral to travel to D.C.

Avalon Hoek Spaans, a science graduate student at Columbia and campus organizer for the march, is from Florida.

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Thousands of people gather on Pennsylvania Avenue at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington
ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS via Getty Images Thousands of people gather on Pennsylvania Avenue at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington

Tumblr will be getting a giant makeover on the day of the march, embedding a livestream of the march on Washington, D.C., at the top of its website on Saturday. The march is a push to change gun laws.

So far, more than 2,000 people have expressed interest through its Facebook page.

February's mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas, then the eighth school shooting of the year, moved the young survivors-turned-activists to push lawmakers to address gun violence in American schools with comprehensive gun control legislation, including bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

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Organizers in Greensboro are expecting between 3,000 to 4,000 people to march through the streets downtown. That's up from 61 percent who said the same in October of 2016 and 55 percent when the AP first asked the question in October of 2013. Also, she has a view from the inside, as a volunteer in the library at N.B. Cook Elementary School. "Where you would go, where we would have to sit, and they had to create this new protocol because of this new threat".

IL communities are joining a national movement for gun control in America this weekend.

It's empowerment now she and others want to turn into political power later. With signs saying things like, "We won't give up", they hope their signs and their sentiments spread around the country.

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"I want to solve the problem at the source".

"I've cared about stuff, but I've never felt the need". "So if we're not allowed to drink, why should we be able to fire a gun?" "It's time for su to take a stand, and everyone standing up is making a difference", said Emma Kilpatrick, a Freshman at Grimsley High School.

According to Braxton, who is also an ROTC student, BHS's official response was to allow students the choice to remain in their classrooms or participate in the walkout.

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"I'm here because previous generations couldn't do what we're doing right now", said Charlie Shebes, 16, another student from the high school, on a flight from Ft.



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