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Gun reform rally draws huge turnout

Belfast takes part in national March for Our Lives protest
By Fran Gonzalez | Mar 25, 2018
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Protesters holding signs marched to the Unitarian Universalist Church March 24 to urge action on gun reform.

Belfast — Hundreds of people of all ages came together in Belfast March 24 for the March for Our Lives march in solidarity on the issues of greater school safety and a need for stricter gun laws.

This event and those in cities and towns across the country were organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., with local support.

Holding signs that read "Thanks Students - Now Vote - Enough!," "Not One More," "Thoughts, Prayers, Action" "Kids Not Guns," and "Protect Our Children, Not Guns," local demonstrators began their march at 3 p.m. in front of the Belfast post office.

With students leading the way, the march headed down Main Street and ended at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Miller Street. Hundreds filled the street to hear speakers, talking from atop a picnic table on the side of the church.

Many echoed the sentiment of changing the future with votes by electing candidates for gun reform.

Hundreds of people fill streets in downtown Belfast for the March for Our Lives rally March 24. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
(Courtesy of: Carla White)
Protesters marching on High Street at the March for Our Lives rally March 24. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
March for Our Lives rally in Belfast March 24. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Protesters urge voting for change as they march down Main Street in the March for Our Lives rally March 24. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
Young students led the way at the March for Our Lives rally March 24. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
A protester holds a flag reading Veterans for Peace at the March for Our Lives rally March 24. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
A hunter makes his sentiments known in the March for Our Lives rally in downtown Belfast March 24. (Courtesy of: Lawrence Reichard)
Protesters in the streets of Belfast on March 24. (Photo by: Fran Gonzalez)
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Comments (2)
Posted by: George Flimlin | Mar 27, 2018 08:29

"Guns don't kill people.............."???? They do when people pull the trigger!



Posted by: from the kitchen | Mar 26, 2018 05:09

"Guns don't kill people.........."



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