Thousands join March for Our Lives anti-gun protests around the world
Events have been taking place at more than 800 locations around the world – including London, Sydney, Tokyo, Mumbai, plus hundreds of places in the US.Organizers said they hoped their protest would be one of the biggest in the capital since the Vietnam era, and it was clear they had been careful to create a diverse, inclusive group of speakers.
Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Washington to call for tighter gun laws following the massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last month.The rally was led by young activists from Parkland and across the country, in an array of powerful and composed speeches from young people from diverse backgrounds. Singers Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind hit musical Hamilton, performed on a stage erected in front of the US Capitol building.
There were protests all across the nation, from New York and Los Angeles to Houston and Anchorage, Alaska.A demonstration was also held in Parkland, with relatives of the victims speaking to crowds.In Scotland, families affected by the 1996 school shooting in Dunblane gathered a solidarity gathering outside the US consulate in Edinburgh.In London, several hundred people – a mix of US immigrants and allies – also met at the new US embassy in Vauxhall.
Andrew Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 people killed a week ago during a gun rampage at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Kyle Kashuv is a student there. They both have a message that the media – for some reason – doesn’t seem to want to push.
Pollack and Kashuv joined The Daily Caller to talk about how making schools safe shouldn’t be focused on enacting new gun control laws.