Hundreds participate in McAllen's March For Our Lives
As thousands across the country attended March For Our Lives rallies at the nation's capitol and major U.S. cities, hundreds of students and supporters on Saturday stood in solidarity at a student-organized march in McAllen.
March For Our Lives participants walked the streets of McAllen chanting, "Not one more," and held signs reading "g(un)safe". The marches nationwide are in light of last month's shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida where 17 students were killed. Since the shooting, survivors of the Florida shooting have been vocal, calling on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws.
Two Lamar Academy students organized Saturday's march that began at Lamar Academy and ended at McAllen City Hall.
"We are just one part of this big whole and I find it so beautiful that, we, these 16, 17-year-old girls, are able to just lead a part of the nation in this wonderful movement," said co-organizer Andrea Ramirez. "It's time for the youth to stand up because we are the future of this generation, of this world, and of this country."
Co-organizer Valeria Arguelles performed a song she wrote at Saturday's rally in honor of the lives lost in Florida's shooting.
The Hidalgo County District Attorney and a state education board member also joined in on Saturday's march.
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