Hundreds of communities across the country participated in student-organized rallies against gun violence. In Hartford, Mayor Joe Ganim attended a rally there with city school students and Chief Administrative Officer Kim Staley. See video above. Will the young voices sustain the movement? More from the CT Mirror:
The March for Our Lives attracted thousands of students and supporters from Connecticut and hundreds of thousands from across the nation demanding change–not only in the nation’s gun laws but the makeup of Congress.
The massive protest, which was echoed in 800 communities in the United States and abroad, was organized by students after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month.
But it also mobilized activists who have been fighting gun violence since 20 schoolchildren and six educators were slaughtered in Newtown a little more than five years ago.
David Stowe, a founder of the Newtown Action Alliance, said the organization, working with Sandy Hook Promise, filled eight buses with 450 marchers, including more than 200 students from Newtown High School.
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