Massive crowd gathers in Washington to demand common sense gun laws

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MARCH 24, 2018) (MARCH FOR OUR LIVES) – Tens of thousands of Americans gathered in Washington on Saturday (March 24) for the March For Our Lives rally to demand tighter gun laws, led by survivors of last month’s Florida school massacre which reignited public anger over mass shootings.

Students from the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were killed on February, 14, were set to speak in Washington, where organizers said as many as 500,000 people were expected to demonstrate near the Capitol and call on Congress to fight gun violence.

The protests aim to break a legislative gridlock that has long stymied efforts to increase restrictions on firearms sales in a nation where mass shootings at schools and The accused gunman, 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, faces the death penalty if convicted.

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