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March For Our Lives

Many begin gathering on the streets of Washington, DC before the march begins. (Adrian Nones-Newman / SFNS)

Students feeling accomplished after rally

After marching on the nation’s capital and watching their peers and celebrities give their presentations, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students said they were optimistic about what the future holds regarding gun reform. Matthew Walker, a 17-year-old student at the Parkland, Florida school, said he was surprised at the amount of support they received. “Honestly, I thought there would be more counter ...

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The crowd seen from the Newseum in Washington D.C. (Photo by Pablo Chillida)

Sights and sounds of March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. [Video]

Around 500,000 people from all over the country gathered in Washington D.C. to demand the government for stricter gun regulations. Hundreds of students from Stoneman Douglas High School congregated at the JW Marriott Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave. They crossed the street and met with other protesters at the Freedom Plaza. From there they walked toward the Capitol where the March ...

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Crowd in Doral (Photo by Mario Gil)

Marchers demand #neveragain in South Florida [Photos]

The South Florida News Service followed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and alumni to the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, DC. An estimated half million people descended on the nation’s capital, chanting and waving signs. SFNS reporters also covered so-called sister rallies throughout South Florida. Click here to see our coverage, and check out some of the images collected during the ...

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Chef in Washington, DC provides comfort in obvious source: food

Brian Hill is the owner of Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen located in downtown D.C. After enduring a rough childhood, he said he wants to support and empower the younger generations.  When he discovered students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas were leading the march in Washington, DC, he decided to help in the best way he knew how: by providing comfort food.  — ...

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Maureen Glover stands with her project: more than 200 names and faces of those killed in mass shootings since 1966. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Project displays names, faces of victims of mass shootings

A line of laminated papers displaying the names, faces and circumstances of more than 200 people murdered in mass shootings stretched nearly a football field in length on Indiana Avenue in Washington, DC, Saturday–a jarring display to thousands of passersby during the March For Our Lives rally. Maureen Glover, from Asbury Park, New Jersey, began the project after the 2016 Pulse ...

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The crowd marches at the Parkland rally. (Photo credit: Dianne Morales)

At the Parkland march, emotions take hold

At the Parkland rally, around 20,000 people made way toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including community members still reeling from the tragedy. Vanessa Marie, a freshman from Royal Palm Beach High School, said despite feeling sadness, she is empowered to make a difference. “A lot of people are focusing on protecting guns instead of kids, and it is sick, ...

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From right to left Michelle Battle, Danielle Fernandez, Bryce Battle, Armin Battle, Sienna Fernandez, and Kalil Fernandez protesting in West Palm Beach  (Photo credit: Jaylin Hawkins)

West Palm Beach protestors hope march will amplify minority voices

While awaiting for the president to pass by the rally in his motorcade, protestors hoped that March For Our Lives would inspire change on many different fronts. Danielle Fernandez, a mother of two, attended the rally with her family to show their support for Marjory Stoneman Douglas students. She said she wanted the rally to be a space where minorities could be heard. “I ...

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Miami Beach march draws those who lost loved ones

Hundreds of protesters gathered as early as 8 a.m. at Miami Beach Senior High School to prepare for the March For Our Lives starting two hours later. It was among the hundreds around the world pushing against gun violence and for gun control laws. Alec and Lucas Lau were among the early volunteers, handing out “March For Our Lives” and “Never Again” ...

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Valentina Rueda, seen holding the megaphone, marches alongside her father. (Photo credit: Isabell Vasquez)

In Pembroke Pines, one student decided to start a march

Pines Boulevard was filled today with around 1,000 people chanting gun control slogans and waving signs while cars honked their horns in support of the March For Our Lives sibling marches in Pembroke Pines. But they wouldn’t be there if not for the passion of one young person. Valentina Rueda, a student at Broward College, was inspired when she realized there wasn’t ...

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Student organizers use a bullhorn to chant as they lead the march toward Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Photo credit: Gerard Albert)

At Parkland march, teachers and students know things have changed

Six weeks after students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School experienced a shooting rampage that left 17 dead, marches occurred around the world to remember the victims and spark a change. The massacre impacted people from every corner of the nation, but none more than students and teachers who every day walk through hallways, sit in classrooms and hope that ...

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