March For Our Lives

On Saturday, March 24, more than a million people from across the country marched and protested in support of gun control.  

By: Joi Wright, Staff Writer   

After the Parkland shooting that happened on February 14, 2018, students had enough of the government doing nothing to prevent further school shootings. Emma Gonzalez, a student who survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass, spoke out to a worldwide audience at the march. She made bold statements in her first speech and left the audience touched. Gonzalez said, “They say no laws could have prevented the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS.” 

In commemoration, schools across the country and their students orchestrated a nation-wide school walkout. Exactly a month after the MSD shooting, March 14, students across the nation walked out of schools to protest and grieve.   

In the nation’s capital, thousands of people marched the streets of Washington D.C. Special guests such as Emma Gonzalez, Naomi Wadler, and many others spoke out about how there needs to be gun reform in America. For hours, celebrities in support of gun control spoke to citizens about gun control. For those who couldn’t make it to D.C, there were millions of local marches across the world.