Protests on Saturday will be held in 800 cities in the U.S.
Half a million people are expected to be released today on the streets of Washington to participate in a nationwide campaign “March for our lives” (March For Our Lives) on the ban on free sale of weapons. Marches and demonstrations under the same slogans will be held on Saturday in 800 U.S. cities, in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Organizers of mass protest actions were made by the students of the school Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, where the 14 February shooting death of 17 people. After that, the activists began a campaign soon became a nationwide, demanding to ban the free sale of weapons and to tighten control in this area. Despite wide public support, the Federal government in Washington and the U.S. Congress has not yet responded to the demands of students from Florida.
American Jennifer Smith, who lives in Australia, was the organizer of the March in Sydney.
“When I send their children to school, I can not be afraid that they will become the victim of another shooting, she said, emphasizing the difference in the laws about owning a gun in Australia and in the United States. we have a lot of friends and relatives in America, and I want none of them, going to school, concert or any other event, feared for his life.”