March for Our Lives demonstration to be held Saturday in Rochester
A student-led demonstration demanding action to end gun violence will be held this Saturday, March 24 in downtown Rochester.
The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Peace Plaza and end at Mayo Park. The demonstration is one of more than 800 March for Our Lives events scheduled to take place around the world on the same day.
At the conclusion of the march, several speakers will take to the mic, including Mayor Ardell Brede and Police Chief Roger Peterson. The Rochester event is being organized by local students along with the Diversity Council.
The March for Our Lives movement has surfaced in the wake of a series of mass shootings in schools, including the most recent one in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 students. Their mission, according to the March for Our Lives website, is to "demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues."
"No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country." You can read more about their efforts here.