VIDEO, PHOTOS: Hundreds participate in peaceful NWA March For Our Lives events

Posted: March 25, 2018 at 1:05 a.m.

Children from area schools demonstrate during the March For Our Lives rally Saturday at the Bentonville Square in Bentonville. "March For Our Lives" is a march against gun violence. "[We're] just a group of kids who got together one day and wanted to make a change, " said Taylor Gibson, 16, a student at Bentonville West High School. She is one of nine students from area high schools including Bentonville West, Bentonville High, Gravette and Haas Hall who organized the rally. The rally is in solidarity with more than 800 protests around the world according to "March For Our Lives" organizers

Almost 600 students and supporters, chanted and demanded action Saturday in Springdale and Bentonville as part of the national March For Our Lives movement, which champions student safety and comprehensive gun regulation to end mass shootings.

March for Our Lives Mission

Students behind the Bentonville and Springdale events Saturday said they stand behind the national March For Our Lives message.

“Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.

“March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.

“The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.


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