Thousands of New Yorkers joined the “March For Our Lives” in solidarity with the victims of the Parkland shooting and to demand stricter gun laws
On Saturday, thousands of fired-up citizens took it to the streets to march for one cause — to end gun violence. At 9:00am, people of all ages gathered at Central Park West and walked more than 30 blocks in solidarity with the 17 people whose lives were taken during the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The March For Our Lives movement and the many other sister marches are amplifying a major spike in youth engagement and have sparked a larger conversation about intersectionality and the importance of protecting ALL people no matter their background or ethnicity. Black Lives Matter representatives and LGBTQ groups spoke out about the discrimination, the systemic disadvantages and the effects of gun violence communities of color are experiencing daily all across the nation.
BK Reader was on the frontline with Brooklynites who marched in support of the victims and survivors of the horrific shooting. We asked them one question: “What made you join the march?”
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