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Students prepare for a 'March for Our Lives' event

24 March 2018, 02:10 | Kristen Gross

Students prepare for a 'March for Our Lives' event

Students prepare for a 'March for Our Lives' event

Students will read the names and a little bit about each of the 17 people who were killed February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

The park where the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate spent her childhood had been transformed into a memorial - 17 crosses dotted the field, each representing a life lost during the tragedy at her alma mater.

"They don't want any elected officials speaking, which is great", Walsh said.

"The kids who were in Parkland, how they got affected".

Who is marching? Student activists from Washington to Indianapolis - where high school students are protesting a rise in local homicides - to Los Angeles, where a number of celebrities are expected to attend a rally.

Soon after the shooting, students at the school started devising plans for an anti-gun violence march that quickly drew the support of several celebrities.

Inspired by King's words, the 17-year-old said she's determined to defeat evil and is doing so with her own words. "I was a young teenager that I heard about this issue of gun violence, finding out about a shooting, so I wrote about when I was in seventh grade and we heard about the Sandy Hook shooting". "We can't wait to see all 500,000 of them tomorrow", another person, named John, said.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Washington on Saturday for an anti-gun protest, as calls for tighter control intensify across the USA following a spate of mass shootings. You can donate directly to March for Our Lives on their website.If you can't donate, spread awareness!

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"If we live our whole lives assuming nothing's going to change, nothing will change", she said. About his decision, he said, "I felt like it was something I needed to do because of what happened". "We used to do lockdown drills, but I never really thought of anything of it".

He's pledging more than $3 million to register young people to vote in this state.

"Parkland was more of a call to action for me".

"I want to solve the problem at the source". So people know what kind of message we're trying to put out and what we want.

"She also said that she felt the school's proactive planning was a way of saying to the students at BHS that, 'this is what we're going to do as a school so you can feel that togetherness, that unity that we feel, ' so I like that we did that".

The march in DC is scheduled for Saturday at noon.

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