Hundreds march in Hong Kong to support student-led United States gun protests
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 26, 2018,
Mar 26, 2018, 0:46
The events were organized or inspired by some student survivors of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. The local march is expected to begin at noon. We are change. We are electricity.
Donald Trump initially expressed support for tighter gun controls after the Parkland Florida school shooting spree, promising parents and survivors of school shootings who met him tighter background checks and other measures.
In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland, thousands of people passed through police checkpoints to assemble in a park for a rally and march.
Ariana Grande was also there at the rally with student activists and gun control advocates.Grande performed "Be Alright", after her performance she was crowded by bystanders on the stage for a group hug and selfies.
Students who led a march in Washington against gun violence say they're unimpressed with legislation that the House passed in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
According to the group, "There is no amount of infringement" on the Second Amendment that will stop evil. Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation" and other Sunday morning news programs, student Cameron Kasky called young voter turnout in recent elections "embarrassing".
In Kansas City, a march is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Theis Park.
March organizers included a link for people to register to vote on their MarchForOurLives.com website as they seek to transform their nascent movement into a potent political force. If you can't attend, you can watch the live stream in the video player above. Student leader and Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez gave a powerful speech at the main Washington DC event. However, they're encouraging students, faculty, families and supporters from all over the country to join them. When analyzing the data, he also said banning assault weapons is not the answer.
"I have a dream that enough is enough", she said, referencing her grandfather's famous 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech on ending racism.
In a brief interview with CNN at the rally, the Beatles legend said, "One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it's important to me". "I didn't know March for Our Lives was a thing until it applied directly to me".
They've also raised more than $3 million through a GoFundMe campaign. But in movements like this, marching, determined for lawmakers and representatives to see me, I am.
"I, as an adult, have let these children down in these other shootings". Each of them donated $500,000 to the event's fund last month.
The march started at Austin City Hall from there, demonstrators made their way to the capitol.
Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit established after the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre, provided support to the young organizers.
What happens after the march? I see it every day at our school, and we're already practicing our shooting lockdowns and everything.
On March 14, the young leader was a driving force behind a walkout at her elementary school as part of the national effort to draw attention to the gun violence plaguing U.S. schools.