CHICAGO (TOC) — From coast to coast, protestors rallied Saturday towards gun violence, together with in downtown Chicago and the encircling suburbs.
The numbers might not have been giant, however the individuals mentioned their dedication to advocate for gun management and an finish to violence has by no means been stronger.
From Chicago’s Federal Plaza to north suburban Highland Park, individuals got here collectively to as soon as once more push for stricter gun management measures.
“Sufficient is sufficient,” mentioned gun management supporter Liliana Garcia.
“I am simply so uninterested in watching youngsters die that do not deserve it,” mentioned fellow gun management supporter Nicole Tucker.
Saturday’s March for Our Lives rallies observe the current mass shootings that activists mentioned ought to compel lawmakers to behave.
“Politicians must be accountable, and if they don’t seem to be going to do something about it, we have to vote them out of workplace,” mentioned Pleasure Morris, one other gun management supporter.
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“In communities, we should not again down. We should stand robust and say no,” mentioned fellow supporter Zormen Jackson.
The native rally’s co-organizer is 17-year-old Naperville North rising senior, Peyton Arens. He attended the 2018 march in Washington D.C. that drew a whole bunch of 1000’s.
“We’ve to do one thing to name out the horrible gun violence epidemic that is going down in Chicago and round our nation,” Arens mentioned. “As we speak’s additionally actually necessary as a result of persons are indignant. There’ve been so many tragedies.”
Within the nation’s Capitol this weekend, Chicago’s personal Trevon Bosley, from the town’s St. Sabina group, addressed the gang. He is misplaced a number of family members to gun violence.
“Individuals are actually dying every single day. On daily basis shootings are on a regular basis issues,” he mentioned.
Lee Blackmon, 27, survived a 2020 capturing in Englewood that left him partially paralyzed. He additionally says sufficient is sufficient.
These at Saturday’s Chicago rally mentioned they’re dedicated to alter, including that this time is greater than a second — it is a motion.
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