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Thousands of students "march for their lives" in D.C

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  • Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:00
Washington
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A massive protest was staged on the streets of Washington DC last Saturday. The survivors of the shooting at Parkland High School in Florida led the largest mobilization against firearms. It is estimated that thousands of students participated in the event called "March for our lives" that was held simultaneously in other parts of the US geography and in other parts of the world such as Australia, Japan and England.

"Americans are being attacked in churches, nightclubs, movie theaters, on the streets. We, the people, can fix this. It is the spring board off of which my generation and all who stand with us will jump into a safer future," said one of the young people who are part of the movement "Never Again", Cameron Caskey.

Apart from paying tribute to the 17 fatal victims of the shooting that took place on February 14 in Florida, protesters demanded the approval of an assault weapons ban, which are those involved in this type of events. They also urged stricter controls on the sale of weapons.

Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Jimmy Kimmel, George Clooney, Julian Moore, Taylor Swift and Selena Gómez were some of the celebrities who joined the call against guns.

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