'Welcome to the revolution': In tears, silence and anger, thousands march worldwide to demand action on guns
Hundreds of thousands participated Saturday in the March for Our Lives, demanding action on gun control in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
“We’re teenagers and we’re leading a national movement,” said David Hogg, one of the high school students leading the march against gun violence in Washington this weekend. “That’s a lot of stress.”
While the current gun control debate has focused on mass shootings, they make up a small portion of gun-related deaths. One New Orleans mother wants to call attention to deaths, like that of her son, that go largely unnoticed.
In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.