March for Our Lives

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March for Our Lives

Katherine Sharfinski

Katherine Sharfinski

Katherine Sharfinski

Katherine Sharfinski, VOX Social Media Editor

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About 200,000 citizens united in Washington D.C. at the March for Our Lives this past Saturday. CBS News reports that crowd size based on a report by a digital company that estimates crowds.

Other cities all over the country, such as New York, Pittsburgh and Boston had rallies in support of the rally in Washington.

The teen survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School played an instrumental part in coordinating the affair. This spirit of teen involvement manifested itself in the speakers at the rally, of which many were teens affected by gun violence.

The rally as a whole raised a discussion on different proposed gun reforms, such as increasing background checks on those purchasing guns. The march especially targeted the National Rifle Association, particularly its reported relationship with the Florida senator, Marco Rubio.

The desire to vote for these reforms in the upcoming midterm elections became the central theme of the rally and speeches. The emotions were high as speakers detailed the ways in which gun violence had woven itself into their lives forever. Celebrities such as Demi Lovato and Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke out for gun reform.

Please visit VOX for articles and opinion pieces coming out on this issue and the march itself.

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