March For Our Lives March 24, 2018

Today’s March For Our Lives took place in Washington DC, but more than 1,500 parents, students, activists, and Amityville Dominican Sisters gathered in Farmingdale and Long Beach, NY to hold their own demonstrations on the local level calling on lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws.

The rally was one of more than 700 that took place across the country on Saturday, five and a half weeks after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 students and teachers were killed by a lone gunman, a former student at the school, who brandished an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. The demonstration included 17 seconds of silence to remember the victims.

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