Thousands Expected To Participate In 'March For Our Lives' Protest

Kristin Weisell
March 23, 2018 - 7:00 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - This weekend, thousands of people across North Texas and across the country hit the streets in support of a national protest against gun violence. 

The March for Our Lives rally was first organized by students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, after last month's shooting killed 17 of their fellow students. 

Supporters of March for Our Lives are pushing for changes to gun laws, hoping those changes will reduce gun violence nationwide.

"I think this march is a great opportunity for communities to come together," says Azhalia Leal, a student at El Centro College. "Now that the national spotlight is on gun violence, we should take part in this and talk about everyday gun violence, especially in communities of color."

Leal helped organize the March for Our Lives rally in Dallas.

"There's nothing special about the crew we have, all of us are really just kids," she says. "Anybody can get involved. Everybody should get involved, from elementary to middle school, to high school and college."

The Dallas march starts at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Dallas City Hall. Their route downtown will also pass the memorial to the Dallas police officers killed in the sniper attack in 2016. 

A march in Fort Worth starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Tarrant County Courthouse.

In McKinney, a march is also planned for 10:00 a.m. Sturday at the Collin County Courthouse. 

And in Denton, a march starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Courthouse on the downtown square.