Young people lead anti-gun protest as it moves through Boston
Photo Caption: Students, Teachers and Parents alike March to demonstrate against gun violence
Written By: T. Chapman
SKN PULSE – History in the making as thousands of people are marching through Boston en route to a massive, youth-led rally on Boston Common to demonstrate against gun violence. This comes in the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.
The protest March dubbed For Our Lives in Boston commenced just before 11 a.m. from the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury.
Demonstrators were proceeding down Tremont Street chanting, “Enough is Enough,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Hey, hey NRA, how many kids have you killed today?”
Photo Caption: Students displaying there placards.
The signs didn’t mince words. “Am I next?” asked one with an image of bloody handprints. “Arms are for hugging,” said another. “Protect kids, not guns,” said several.
The march culminates with a 2 p.m. rally on Boston Common. Thousands are expected to be in attendance.
“Youth in the front, adults in the back,” a sophomore at Somerville High School, said over a loud speaker. “This is a student-led movement. We want them to see how many young people are coming out here and fighting for their lives.”
The event is just one of many protests organized for Saturday. The main protest is expected to take place in Washington D.C. later today.