A thundering demonstration for gun control attracted nearly a million people to Washington, DC, on Saturday, and others gathered across the United States, in big cities and small towns. Enough is enough, they said. We need more regulation and we need it now.
This wide, powerful movement was organized by the students of Parkland High School in Florida, where 17 teenagers lost their lives in a mass shooting on Feb. 15. In little over a month a wave was formed, and it does not seem to be slowing down like it did every other time the US was hit by mass shootings.
It is the first time that survivors and the victims’ relatives did not limit themselves to praying and hugging each other — they started a nationwide protest, sending a precise message: we are marching today, but voting in November.