Well over 5000 people crowded the south lawn of the Rhode Island State House for the March for Our Lives rally. Sister events were held in more than 840 places around the world, the main event being in Washington DC. Inspired by the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the amazing activism of the student survivors there, a new wave of young people are calling for stricter gun laws and a renewed commitment to gun safety in the United States.

These events were “inspired by, created by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become far too familiar.”

Below are photos from the the event.

See also: March for Our Lives Rhode Island – video

United States Representative David Cicilline (Democrat, Rhode Island)

Nina Gregg, a sophomore in the Rhode Island School of Design and an alumnus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Debbie Flitman

Representative Aaron Regunberg (Democrat, District 4, Providence)

Victoria Richard, 15 years old, Smithfield High School

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Fall River student Virginia Nault

Sophia Capalbo and Jennifer Boylan

Silas Gibbins, freshman at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea (Democrat)

Mary Pendergast
Nancy Harris, left

Sophia Capalbo, a senior at Johnson & Wales University and event organizer
Sheldon Whitehouse and David Cicilline
Tyler Alexander, a junior at Coventry High School

Halima Ibrahim, a 10th grader at the Islamic School of Rhode Island

Halima Ibrahim, a 10th grader at the Islamic School of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat, Rhode Island)

Devyn Hetu, a junior at Westerly High School.

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