Saturday, March 24th, the kids and families of March For Our
Lives took to the streets of Washington, DC – and other
cities all across the U.S. and around the world, including Rome –
to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that
we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools and
The week before, tens of thousands of
students at more than 3,000 U.S. schools staged a walk out to
mark the 1-month anniversary of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman
Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
for Our Lives" event in Washington D.C. -- and our
solidarity sit-in that morning outside the U.S. Embassy in Rome –
were intended to remind Congress that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! The
American people have had it! In the U.S., on average, 96 people
are killed every day with guns, including 7 children, and there
are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year.
Stop gun violence now! Restrict gun sales!
Rome event was organized by AEPC, with the participation of
U.S. Citizens for Peace &
Justice, while a simultaneous
was taking place
in Florence, Italy, organized by Indivisible TUScany, Democrats
Abroad Tuscany, and Statunitensi
contro la guerra.