Florida Rally Against Gun Violence: Full Story & Must-See Updates

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On February 21st, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of February 14th’s shooting, led a protest against gun violence in Florida’s capital of Tallahassee. Beginning at 12:00 PM, the rally is advocating for stricter gun control laws to curb the string of mass shootings that have plagued the United States.

In addition to the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Florida State University and Florida A&M students have descended on the capitol building as well in a show of support.

Adebukola Ogidan, a FAMU student, said: “A school is a place to learn about the world around you, but not to learn to be afraid of the world.”

As of 12:15 PM, the crowd was nearing 3,000 people.

President Trump is scheduled to hold a listening session with Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Columbine survivors as well as gun control advocates at 4:15 PM EST on February 21st.

UPDATE 2:00 PM:

Leaders are singing “enough is enough” and “we shall overcome someday.” Crowd applauds, and people head out. pic.twitter.com/b5dQjymMHC

— Jimena Tavel (@taveljimena) February 21, 2018

The rally is concluding. Students from #StonemanDouglas will be boarding the bus to get back to South Florida. #Tallahassee pic.twitter.com/Zgw7AY3b3C

— Charles Roop (@CharlesRoopWCTV) February 21, 2018

UPDATE 1:30 PM:

"You adults have failed us by not creating a safer place for your children to go to school."

Florida shooting survivor Florence Yared, who's 17, has this message for Congress after last week's deadly attack on her school. pic.twitter.com/YuFIsjO2bP

— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) February 21, 2018

UPDATE 1:00 PM:

"We've had enough of thoughts and prayers…we are coming after every single one of you and demanding that you take action, demanding that you make a change." – Delaney Tarr, Stoneman Douglas High School senior https://t.co/cRvLyvk1v5 pic.twitter.com/w4454z3FXN

— ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2018

The rally at the Capitol is just now getting underway. @WCTV pic.twitter.com/4Ctf0nnXAK

— Erika Fernandez (@ErikaWCTVNews) February 21, 2018

Crowd continuing to swell in front of old capitol. Few thousand here. #NeverAgain @WCTV pic.twitter.com/hW52vTYXjl

— Ben Kaplan (@BenKaplanWCTV) February 21, 2018

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