March for Our Lives

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More than 100 communities held town hall events over the weekend as an extension of last month’s March For Our Lives against gun violence.

In Canton, Chloe Downerd, a senior at Jackson High School, wanted the audience to remember to vote, adding “it’s never too young to start getting involved in things. Even if you can’t vote, you can have a voice.”

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Thousands of gun control advocates gathered in Cleveland on Saturday for what was called The March for Our Lives. It was one of hundreds of marches held nationwide in response to last month’s deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Saturday’s march drew thousands to Public Square for the student-led protest against gun violence. One of the organizers was Solon High School senior Pranav Iyer.

“The Parkland shooting was really a call to action," Iyer said.

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Three busloads of Ohio teens will march in Washington this weekend with an estimated half a million students from around the country. They’re calling for stricter gun laws and increases in school safety measures.

More than 150 students and their parents from every corner of Ohio will depart from Cleveland and Columbus to participate in the demonstration that organizers are calling “March for Our Lives.”

The D.C. march is being run by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

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