Andy and Barbara Parker’s daughter, Alison, was murdered on live TV. “These kids flipped the narrative,” Andy said. I used to think it was going to be a marathon and not a sprint. Now I think it’s going to be a sprint and not a marathon.”#marchforourlivesDCpic.twitter.com/8OA8Y8zB2E
Parents of a slain Virginia TV news reporter attended the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on Saturday afternoon.
Andy and Barbara Parker carried a poster of their daughter, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker. In August 2015, Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed on live TV by a former colleague at a shopping center in Virginia.
“I’ve been fighting this battle for 2½ years … in this club that no one wants to join,” Andy said.
Times journalists are covering marches for gun control across the U.S. on Saturday, including those in Los Angeles, Orange County, Florida, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Follow their #MarchforOurLives updates here.
Thousands of students across Maryland are boarding trains and buses and hopping in cars headed to Washington this morning to join what is expected to be a crowd of 500,000 at a March For Our Lives rally sparked by the recent school shootings.
The Trump administration on Friday announced a new regulation that would outlaw “bump stocks,” the mechanical device used by the Las Vegas shooter to make his rifles fire like more lethal automatic weapons.
We spoke with four students from schools affected by shootings in the last four years. They shared their experiences walking out of classes in protest earlier this month and told us why they are pushing for change in the wake of the massacre in Parkland, Fla.
Actresses Yara Shahidi, Amy Schumer, Connie Britton, Olivia Wilde and Skai Jackson will speak at the March for Our Lives Los Angeles rally this weekend, organizers announced Wednesday.
The women will join singer Charlie Puth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in downtown L.A. on Saturday for the inaugural demonstration to honor the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting last month and demand immediate action on gun-violence prevention.