March 24, 2018- March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. _____________________________________________________ Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the nation’s capital and cities across the U.S. Saturday to demand action against gun violence, the latest and most visible show of force by a student-led political movement born in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a shooter’s rampage last month left 17 dead, the teens who took the stage at the March for Our Lives in downtown Washington called for Congress to enact stricter gun controls in response to the nation’s relentless, two-decade stretch of campus shootings. Hundreds of sister protests were taking place in cities across the United States, including Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Although the D.C. march was bankrolled by left-leaning celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney, students who survived the Parkland shooting, students directly affected by gun violence have been its faces. Their unequivocal message on Saturday: The inaction that has repeatedly characterized federal lawmakers’ response to school massacres and everyday gun violence would no longer be tolerated.
And, The weather was just perfect for a March for our Lives here in the DC area, as well as, in other States of the United States. Trump/Pence were no place to be seen during the event-although I read reports informing that Trump was playing golf at his Florida Estate. Trump is so UNFIT for this job, as well as, other members of this administration.