Survivors of the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida High School led hundreds of thousands of people on Saturday’s #March for Our Lives protest events across the country, delivering a resounding message that Washington’s inaction on the scourge of gun violence is no longer acceptable.
People took to the street across the US during the weekend in support of gun control legislation.
Celebrities who showed their support included Kanye West, Kim Kardashian ,George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney alongside many other celebrities.
In New York, Former Beatle Paul McCartney told CNN he marched because his friend and bandmate John Lennon was lost to gun violence in 1980 not far from where the crowd had assembled.
As 800,000 strong crowds thronged Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, after giving a moving speech student Emma Gonzalez stood in a respectable silence for six minutes to remember those lost and was joined by the gathered crowd.
On February 14th 2018 mass shooting was committed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Seventeen people were killed and seventeen more were wounded, making it one of the World’s deadliest school massacres.
The suspected perpetrator 19 year old Nickolas Cruz, was identified by witnesses and arrested shortly afterward.
Some students who began campaigning for gun control legislation also founded the advocacy group never again MSD.
The suspected shooter former student Nicholas Cruz ,was dropped off at the school by uber driver at 2:19 pm carrying a duffel bag and backpack, he was spotted and recognized by a staff member. At about 2:21 members of staff heard gun fire and activated a code “lock down”.
A school resource officer of the Broward county Sheriffs Office rushed to the scene, and The shooting lasted 6 minute.
The Parkland survivors and others students thanked the crowd at the end.