USA: 'March For Our Lives' — hundreds of thousands demand action on gun violence in D.C.

Journalist: «So you don't feel safe in school these days?» Hollis O'Connor: «No everyone looks around the room now and says, where is the easiest place to get out and hide.» Journalist: «What do you want the President and government to do?» Hollis O'Connor: «I want them to see the sides of the students and I want them to take action on that and imagine their own kids in that place... Еще.» Journalist: «What do you want your government to do, the President and congress.» Kavachik: «That's interesting. As far as the president, I don't trust him, I did not vote for him, can't believe a word he says, Congress, however, needs to get off their butts, do their jobs, and take a lead on this because no one else is going to do it, and if they're not going to do it, we're going to do it. At the voting booth and everywhere possible.» Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Washington D.C. on Saturday, to demand action on gun violence in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida. Hollis O'Connor, a student who came from Hartford Connecticut to attend the rally, stated «School should be a place of learning and making lifelong friendships, not going there and having the feeling of fear all the time». O'Connor also described how students now look around a classroom to see «where is the easiest place to get out and hide». Another attendee, Jennifer Kavachik from Maryland, said that the NRA (National Rifle Association) should be «running scared because no one challenged them before» but now they faced the frustration of students across the country. «The NRA today, and tomorrow, is going to get the message: we've had it,» Kavachik said. The March For Our Lives in Washington DC and its 846 sister rallies around the world were led and planned by student organisers in collaboration with the non-profit organisation Everytown for Gun Safety.

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