Thousands of students, teachers and supporters gathered to participate in the “March For Our Lives” protest held last Saturday. The crowd gathered in Wright Square in downtown Savannah and began the march at 11a.m. to Forsyth Park.
Protesters from all ages packed the streets of Savannah to march against gun violence. The march started in Wright Square and ended at Forsyth Park. The protest was organized by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) students, Devyn Bauer and Kylie Ruffino. SCAD was not affiliated with the march. “We’re here because there have been too many tragedies where too many lives have been lost,” Kylie Ruffino told The Savannah Tribune.
The march was a part of the March for Our Lives movement, which grew out of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. It was also apart of over a hundred protests to take place over the weekend.
In D.C thousands of protesters filled the streets of the nation’s capital. “My generation has spent our entire lives seeing mass shooting after mass shooting, and that needs to end now.” said Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky to the crowd.
In Savannah, protesters held signs and shouted, “enough is enough” and “Hey. Hey. NRA, how many kids have to die today?”
A moment of silence was also held for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas victims. “I work in a school and it can be scary. You don’t know what’s going to happen. I think the kids did great and hopefully the generation in charge will listen because they are the future.” said Niki Sarantos, a Texas high school teacher.
Voter registration booths were also set up inside the square and at the park. “Be counted this November. And if you’ve already registered to vote – register your friends.