March For Our Lives

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands from across the country converged along Pennsylvania Avenue for the March for Our Lives, a unified call for action promoting gun legislation inspired by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. The Feb. 14 mass shooting took the lives of 17 teens and adults.

While the parents, students, teachers and friends had their specific reasons for attending the march, they all appeared to have a shared purpose: provoking changes in gun laws and encouraging new voters to get politically engaged.

 

March for Our Lives

Hundreds of thousands of marchers attended the March for Our Lives rally in Washington DC.
Two of the three Syracuse Student Association sponsored busses park during a rest stop in Pennsylvania. The caravan of busses with around 150 students left Syracuse at 2:30 AM.

On the bus with SU students to March for Our Lives

By Marina Fernandez de la Cuesta

More than 100 students ride to Washington to speak out against gun violence.

counter-protest

A small, adamant counter-protest at March for Our Lives

By AJ Carrion

About 20 Second Amendment advocates gathered outside of the Trump International Hotel.

Maxwell and Desmond hold their rally signs and pose for a portrait with their mom, Nicole, during the March for Our Lives in Washington DC.

A Syracuse family marches for the next generation

By Bobby Manning

The Sojewicz family watched the Parkland teens lead a new anti-gun movement, and brought their own children to join the effort.

Hundreds of thousands of marchers attended the March for Our Lives rally in Washington DC.

In Washington, thousands join the March for Our Lives

By Claire Miller

Inspired by youth in Parkland, Florida, demonstrators from all over the country demand legislation.

Lily Bonilla - March for Our Lives Washington

Signs of the times

By Emily Kelleher

Hear the stories behind some of the messages on display at Washington D.C.’s March for Our Lives.

March for Our Lives D.C.

Sights and sounds from March for Our Lives Washington

By Colin Davy

Feel like you were there with this video from Washington.

A vendor sells buttons at march

Vendors seize business opportunities at March for Our Lives

By Ivana Pino

Along the parade route, marchers could buy T-shirts and hats to support gun policy reform.

Thousands in front of Capitol Building

Timeline for the March for Our Lives in Washington

By Lee Musho

The speeches, the performances, the chants and attire people took to the streets of D.C.

SYRACUSE

The protest drew 1,200 people who started outside the Everson Museum of Art on Harrison Street and marched through downtown Syracuse about a mile to the Federal Building on Clinton Square.

The March 24 event was in support of the larger March for Our Lives in the nation’s capital and of 845 cities that hosted sister marches around the world, spanning from Hong Kong to San Francisco.

High school students

Local high school students organize downtown march

By Jake Smith

Many of the students behind the Syracuse March for Our Lives aren’t old enough to vote, but that didn’t stop them from speaking up about mass shootings.

Students hold signs in front of buses

SU College Democrats march for new gun laws

By Ariel Wodarcyk

The organization gathered in D.C. and Syracuse to fight for gun control and register new voters.

March for Our Lives Syracuse

Faith and politics mix for Episcopalians at march

By Ali Harford

More than 150 members of the Central New York Episcopal Church marched as a group at the Syracuse March for Our Lives protest against gun violence.

Syracuse march

Over 1,000 people in Syracuse join millions nationwide in the March for Our Lives

By Allison Ingrum

Students, parents, teachers and citizens of every stripe voice support protesting gun violence.

Group advocates better conditions in schools

Say it with a sign

By Lauren Cola

A collection of posters at the March for Our Lives in Syracuse.

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Older generations find hope in student activism on gun reform

By Michael McCleary

Barbara Kamerance is sure that her generation ended the Vietnam War. She thinks the next generation could make a change, too.

The Reporters

The NewsHouse sent teams of 23 reporters and visual journalists to cover the March For Our Lives on March 24 in Washington, D.C., and Syracuse.

(Banner video by Sharde Washington)

Emily Elconin
Jacob Gedetsis
Tess Greenberg
Ali Harford
Dominique Hildebrand
Allison Ingrum

Paul Schlesinger
Jes Sheldon
Jake Smith
Emma Wishnow
Ariel Wodarcyk