March For Our Lives Plans Lubbock Protest On Saturday
A nation-wide protest is in the works for Saturday March 24 and a local chapter is planning a protest in Lubbock.
March for our Lives Lubbock will hold a protest Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Tim Cole statue located at 19th and University. The protest is in solidarity with other protests around the nation and a march being planned in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. According to Vox, the goal of March for our Lives is to advocate for gun control.
Thousands of people are expected to rally in Washington, DC, this weekend for a March for Our Lives protest to advocate for gun control. Thousands more will join them at other marches in cities large and small across the country.
Their motto is #NeverAgain.
This march, happening Saturday, March 24, at noon Eastern time in DC, marks the second big push of teenage activism against gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Close to a million students stood up and streamed out of classrooms across the country last week as part of the National School Walkout. The protest honored the victims of the Parkland shooting one month ago and called on lawmakers to pass gun control legislation.
Another national school walkout is planned for April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting.
You can find out more details about the Lubbock protest on the group's Facebook event page.