March for Our Lives protests LIVE — Thousands expected to rally against gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in US | The Sun
THOUSANDS of people are expected to show out around the country on Saturday to demand tighter gun control measures in the aftermath of numerous horrific shootings this year.
According to a permit obtained by the National Park Service, the event will begin at noon near the Washington Monument in Washington DC.
Organizers estimate up to 50,000 people to attend, the Washington Post reported.
Hundreds of sister marches and rallies will take place around the country, including in New York City, Milwaukee, Orlando, and Los Angeles.
The plea for action comes after a shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers.
In another shooting in Buffalo, New York, a shooter opened fire in a grocery store, killing 10 people, all of whom were Black.
There have also been recent mass shootings at a Tulsa hospital and a concrete molding firm in Smithsburg, Maryland, both of which killed and injured multiple people.
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- Amanda Castro
Where is the rally taking place?
The event will begin at noon near the Washington Monument and organizers estimate up to 50,000 people to attend.
Hundreds of sister marches and rallies will take place around the country, including in New York City, Milwaukee, Orlando, and Los Angeles, the Washington Post reported.
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