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March for Our Lives rallies take place across the US and in the Tri-Cities

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RICHLAND- On Saturday, Millions marched across the nation for the nation-wide movement called "March For Our Lives" marking it the largest single-day march in U.S history. 

Locally, hundreds in the Tri-Cities marched at Howard Amon Park to protest gun violence in schools. 

 Several students and teachers took the stage to voice their opinions including a Hanford High School government teacher. He talked about how proud he is of his students for taking a stand, but says he doesn't feel arming teachers is the solution. 
 

"Every single incident of gun violence in homes, in communities since then is one too many," said the Hanford High teacher. "I want a society where guns are not idolized, overly appreciated, and valued above life." 
 

Many other students expressed their concerns through performances and poems, including a group of girls who recited a spoken word type poem. 


"Teaching is more than a text book, more than creating lesson plans and teaching for hours," said Hanford High Students. "Our words should be their bullet proof vests wired without the fear of exploding." 

Students hope that by participating in this nation-wide event, Congress will protect students in their schools and come up with legislation to keep them safe.

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