PressTV-Thousands march across US to protest gun violence

Thousands of people have marched in New York and other cities in the United States to demand an end to the country’s gun violence epidemic following several mass shootings in schools in recent months.

A student-led group called Youth Over Guns organized Saturday’s protest in New York. The group formed after the deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and staff were killed in February. 

The protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and then rallied in lower Manhattan. Most wore orange to show their support for gun violence awareness.

They said they’re angry more has not been done to stop school shootings and other crimes where guns were used.

Aalayah Eastmond, a survivor of the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed the crowd.

The march was one of several taking place around the US to protest gun violence and urge lawmakers to pass gun restrictions.

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