Over the past weekend, on Saturday, March 24, thousands of supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. for the March for Our Lives rally, a protest against gun violence organized by survivors of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida.
On the same day, hundreds in Vancouver residents followed suit, with children and adults alike marching in solidarity for the same cause. They carried signs, chanted, and marched in a demand for action against gun violence. The event also had several speakers, all of whom were students.
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The March began at the Olympic cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza and carried on all the way to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The events were part of more than 800 planned around major cities worldwide, including dozens of Canadian cities.