March for Our Lives draws huge crowds

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Colorado Springs marchers - J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • Colorado Springs marchers

The March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., may be the largest single-day protest in the history of the nation’s capital, drawing some 800,000 people on March 24. The march also included one of the most memorable moments in recent activism: Parkland, Florida student Emma González’ marking of the 6 minutes and 20 seconds it took for 17 people to be killed in her high school on Valentine’s Day.

A large crowd in the Springs. - J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • A large crowd in the Springs.

Closer to home, tens of thousands protested at the state capitol in Denver, while the Gazette estimated that 2,000 showed up for the Colorado Springs protest. (The city police no longer offer crowd estimates, but the march wrapped a city block.)

The Colorado Springs marchers chanted “not one more!” as they marched out of Acacia Park and through downtown.
Kids joined parents at the march in the Springs. - J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • Kids joined parents at the march in the Springs.

The 2017 Women’s March is the only action in recent Colorado Springs history to rival its size.
Multiple recent polls have shown a surge in support for stronger gun control laws, with a solid majority of Americans supporting them.


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