Two and a half weeks after the bloodbath at a Texas elementary college, quite a few folks demonstrated in Washington and different cities in america for stricter gun legal guidelines. On the central rally within the US capital Washington, 1000’s of individuals took half within the “March for Our Lives” on Saturday, as a dpa reporter reported.
The protesters held up indicators that learn “Ideas and prayers should not sufficient,” “Shield kids, not weapons,” and “Sufficient is sufficient.” The organizers had referred to as for demonstrations in a number of cities in america.
On Might 24, an 18-year-old shot lifeless 19 kids and two academics with an assault rifle in an elementary college within the small Texas city of Uvalde. The primary “March for Our Lives” got here after the bloodbath at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College in Parkland, Florida. There, in February 2018, a 19-year-old gunman shot 14 youngsters and three adults and injured different folks.
Biden pledges assist to protesters
Manuel Oliver, who misplaced his son within the Parkland bloodbath, spoke on the rally in Washington. Oliver referred to as on college students to keep away from class to extend stress on politicians to go more durable gun legal guidelines. “We’re calling for a nationwide strike by American college students in any respect ranges of schooling,” he stated. Oliver referred to as on US President Joe Biden to create an Workplace for the Prevention of Gun Violence within the White Home.
Biden pledged his assist to the protesters Friday on the sidelines of a go to to Los Angeles. With a view to the congressional elections in November, the Democrat demanded that stricter gun legal guidelines ought to be a decisive criterion for voters.
On Twitter, Biden once more referred to as on Congress to enact stricter rules and ban assault rifles. “We should not let the American folks down once more.” Stricter gun legal guidelines have lengthy been thwarted by opposition from Republicans in Congress. (dpa)