One of the rally's most emotional speeches was delivered by Zion Kelly, a senior at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, whose twin brother Zaire was shot and killed by a robber in September.
"From the time we were born we shared everything".
"You can't just stand silently and watch your neighbour go through a crisis like this".
The march is being organized by a swath of area groups, including Indivisible Charlottesville, the Charlottesville group of Moms Demand Action, Charlottesville Clergy Collective, Women of the Fifth, Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention, Together Cville, Indivisible Nelson County, Charlottesville NOW, Minority Rights Coalition at the University of Virginia and the UVa Student Council.
Because numerous demonstrators were children, authorities in the nation's capital said they were taking extra security precautions.
Federal agents and D.C. police will be deployed to provide security for the crowd, which is expected to equal the size of the Women's March previous year and the Obama presidential inaugurations.
The U.S. has a gun violence epidemic.
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She has remained in police custody since the incident , after receiving 12 charges, including "assault" and 'incitement'. The father also told NPR that the confrontation was in part spurred by Ahed seeing relatives being arrested and killed.
"We want to take fear out of the classroom", said Arielle Bauer, a sophomore at Groves High School in Birmingham, Michigan.
The march starts at noon, with participants gathering on Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol.
"Alyssa's death surely impacted my smaller world comprised of Camp Coleman campers and alumni", Dolgin, who grew up in Tampa, Florida, said.
"Standing up for what we believe in and saying enough is enough and it's time to make a change", Noe said.
Organizers expect several hundred people to attend in Vancouver.
Torres said she was "infuriated because of the shootings that are becoming normalized".
Authorities in the nation's capital said they were taking extra security precautions, in part because numerous protesters are expected to be teenagers.
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The EU said its ambassador to Russian Federation was recalled "for consultations". They remain in a critical but stable condition after the attack on March 4.
Former president Barack Obama said on Twitter that he and his wife Michelle were inspired by all the young people who made the marches happen. Instead of just CT and four other states, let's implement state and federal laws that enact similar ERPO components like the one in CT. Willey was taken off life support two days ago.
Before the march, a choir made up of students from various schools in the region performed on stage at Coolidge Park.
Gun-rights groups like the National Rifle Association say they support tighter security around schools and other public places as well as measures to disarm the mentally disturbed and unsafe.
As the students from both parishes depart from Chicago on Friday afternoon for the 15-hour bus ride to Washington, they will begin with a prayer service at St. Sabina's and a blessing from Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich.
Organizers had hoped for a crowd of half a million in Washington.
"To many Americans it has become part of the news cycle", he said.
The president himself was in Florida at Trump International Golf Club, located about 35 miles from Parkland.
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Students and educators will bring their fight for gun reform to Washington, D.C. Similar events are happening in cities across the nation, including Philadelphia.