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March for Our Lives next weekend

Friday, March 16, 2018 by Katy McElroy

After last month’s school shooting in Florida in which 17 adults and children were killed, students across the nation, and even the world, have been protesting for stronger gun control laws in the U.S. On Wednesday, thousands of students walked out of their classrooms. Next Saturday, the protest broadens in scope to involve parents, teachers and other concerned citizens with the March for Our Lives demonstration. The main march is in Washington, D.C.; however, there are many satellite marches planned in cities throughout the world. As of press time, there are 763 marches planned worldwide. The Austin sister march will begin at noon on March 24, and demonstrators will march from City Hall to the Capitol. Speakers at the Capitol include public figures such as Mayor Steve Adler, state Rep. Gina Hinojosa and state Sen. Kirk Watson. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Jack Haimowitz and Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting survivor Marie-Therese Morosky will speak as well.

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