Thousands attend March for our Lives rally in SLO

Following the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, local students led thousand of protesters against gun violence at a rally in San Luis Obispo on Saturday.

Marches were held around the world with protesters seeking stricter gun control laws while also honoring the 17 victims from the Feb. 15 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Building on the momentum of last week’s National School Walkout, students demanded change.
People gathered at Mitchell Park where they listened to emotional speeches from local high school students who talked of their fears and also their goal of stricter gun control laws.

“We are endlessly proud to stand in solidarity with the kids from Parkland,” said Elena Cota, a senior at SLO High School. “We are going to makes sure that the next generation of voters does not have to know what a school shooter drill is.”

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7 Comments about “Thousands attend March for our Lives rally in SLO”

  1. William J Sidis says:

    “Eagles of Death Metal” band member Jesse Hughes described the situation perfectly. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that a death metal musician would make sense but this guy makes more sense than all these spoiled brats and their adult handlers put together.

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  2. SloChildren@Play says:

    Modern high school kids concerned about something that’s NOT happening on their phone? I don’t buy it. Me thinks they got a giant shove from their Progressive teacher’s and parents. There is no shame in who liberals will use to front their political motives.

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    1. mazin says:

      “Needs to get WOKE” … aware of thoughts and situations of others.
      Why are masses of young people marching? Are they “manipulated and used” by “liberals” for “political motives”?
      Or are you misperceiving and attacking, because it differs with your ideology?
      Their opinions do not match yours so they are “brainwashed” by the “liberal” boogie monsters.
      But is this true? Are these students “skulls full of mush”?
      Or are you unaware, stuck in a dated ideological reaction, whose solutions are jargon?
      Are the marching students wrong or are you not WOKE?

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  3. William J Sidis says:

    I don’t understand how it is always “gun violence”. It is NOT “gun violence”. It is PEOPLE violence.

    These kids are a bunch of brainwashed skulls full of mush being manipulated and used by adults to push their socialist, anti-Second Amendment agenda.

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      1. mazin says:

        “Needs to get WOKE” … aware of thoughts and situations of others.
        Why are masses of young people marching? Are they “manipulated and used” by “liberals” for “political motives”?
        Or are you misperceiving and attacking, because it differs with your ideology?
        Their opinions do not match yours so they are “brainwashed” by the “liberal” boogie monsters.
        But is this true? Are these students “skulls full of mush”?
        Or are you unaware, stuck in a dated ideological reaction, whose solutions are jargon?
        Are the marching students wrong or are you not WOKE?

        (1) 3 Total Votes – 2 up – 1 down

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