PARKLAND, FL. – Crowds continued to grow at Parkland’s Pine Trails Amphitheater on Saturday morning for one of the 400 March For Our Lives rallies across the country.
The Parkland March for Our Lives has a deeper meaning, organizers say, because the original March for Our Lives was started by teenagers after 17 people were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Thousands of gun control advocates are expected to rally across the country for Our Lives rallies on Saturday in the statewide March.
In Parkland, rally-goers held signs reading “Stop Gun Violence”, “#Enough” and “Just Go Out and Vote”.
The rally began at 9:30 am with speakers representing survivors, family members and activists personally affected by gun violence.
At 10:30 a.m., the group planned a march through the park.
Zoe Weissman, 16, president of the March for Our Lives Parkland, was in middle school at the time of the Marjory Stoneman massacre. She has become a gun control advocate because of what she experienced on the day of the shooting.
“It means a lot to see how many people are interested in our mission. At the same time, it gives me hope that we can also change something. It’s different this time. We have fought for the past four years and I think it will come to fruition.”
Other rallies planned for Saturday in South Florida include one organized by students from Cypress Bay High School at Weston Library Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m
At 4:00 p.m. there will be a rally in front of Coral Gables City Hall.
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