1 million march against gun violence
About 500,000 people, largely youth, demonstrated in Washington, DC, in late March, against the continued mass shootings at schools across the country.
There were solidarity mobilizations with this “March for Our Lives”, totaling hundreds of thousands more in some 800 cities and towns. In New York, 150,000 took to the streets, 85,000 in Chicago and 55,000 in Los Angeles.
The spark that lit the tinder of anger and outrage against such shootings – since January there have been 18 school shootings, and many more before – was the response to the 4 February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 were killed.
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