Hundreds of thousands of people have organized more than 800 protest marchs across the United States, demanding stronger arms control.
As reported by BBC, it was the biggest protests within a generation where participants were demanding stricter control measures after a mass shooting in February at a Florida school.
Lindsey Voters, a spokeswoman for the White House, said that child safety was the top priority of US President Donald Trump and urged Congress to adopt a more thorough check-up law when buying arms.
Mass demonstrations on Saturday were organized under the banner “Marsh for Our Life”. According to the AP, they could be called the biggest protests of young Americans since the Vietnam War.
Among the demonstrators in Washington, they could see banners with the inscriptions “We Are Change,” “No More Silence,” and “Let the NRA’s money go from politics.” Jolanda Rene King, the granddaughter of Martin Luther King, was speaking at the demonstrations, which, like her grandfather, 55 years ago said she “has a dream”.
“I have a dream – that is a lot, there are many, the world should be without weapons, and the point,” she said, alluding to Martin Luther King’s speech in 1963, Sputnik said.
The demonstration took place in the streets of New York, where tens of thousands of people gathered, who, with a minute of silence, pointed to the victims of the Secondary School Parkland attack. Silvester Tarner, Mayor of Houston, told the crowd that “adults have a responsibility to protect children”.
At demonstrations of about 20,000 people in front of the Parkland School, where 17 students were killed in February, which was also a trigger for protests, one of the banners could see the inscription “Our Voices Will Stop the Bullets”.
The demonstration was in front of the US Embassy in London, as well as at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.