SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday, an estimated 500,000 students and supporters will take to the streets of our nation's capitol with a message, enough is enough. The March For Our Lives goal is to end gun violence and mass shootings in schools after a shooting in Florida at Stoneman Douglas High School killed 17 people.
Around the country, local marches are being organized in support. In Spokane, 20 students formed a student council to plan the march through Riverfront Park. None of the students knew each other but came together with the same goal; to make schools safe.
Prior to the march, students have organized a rally which will feature original music from students, speeches by teachers and organizers, statistics on gun violence and a victim of gun violence.
Organizers received a $5,000 grant from Everytown for Gun Safety. The event is expected to draw between 500 and 1500 people. Organizers are accepting donations through Betterplace for things like sound equipment.
The rally will be held at noon in front of the clock tower. The march will immediately follow at 1pm.
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