‘March for Our Lives’ rallies spark talk on gun control

Marchers lined the streets of Pennsylvania Ave., promoting their views by holding signs and cheering for those on stage. Liesje Powers | Lariat Contributor

Photo by Liesje Powers | Lariat Contributor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “March for Our Lives” rallies are a call to action by student survivors of last month’s school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.

Hundreds of thousands of people attended youth-led, anti-gun rallies across the United States and the world on Saturday, calling on lawmakers to tighten gun control in order to stop mass shootings and gun violence.

The Washington, D.C. event had thousands thronging Pennsylvania Avenue to hear speakers including survivors of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and singers like Miley Cyrus.

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