Students Lead 'March for Our Lives' in Westfield

Students Lead 'March for Our Lives' in Westfield

Here's a look back at some of the most powerful moments from the rally: Emma Gonzalez's emotional tribute to the six-minute shooting at Stoneman Douglas Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez cried as she held an emotional moment of silence, remaining on stage for six minutes and 20 seconds - the length of the shooting at her high school on February 14.

"It has to stop", said Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student McKenna Pfahl. Then they realized she had been silent for the amount of time it took the shooter to kill 17 people that day. "In a little over 6 minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us, 15 were injured and everyone in the Douglas community was forever altered".

"My friends and I might still be 11 and we might still be in elementary school, but we know", she said.

"Fight for your lives before it's someone else's job", she said, and left the stage.

Saturday, several of the young speakers used their time to share the stage with people of color to remind people that gun violence affects all races. "But I think maybe after this something will be done about it".

Girls coach Amelia Pena told ESPN that the ceremony was part of the "new normal" for her student-athletes, who are trying to find a balance between embracing the compassion of millions of strangers and getting back to their routines.

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"The truth is, I am not here for me".

"I remember hearing the gun shots, and then you would hear the kids screaming", Logan recalled.

"We never know when a sound or a smell is going to set us off, " she said of the lingering post-traumatic symptoms of many who survived the shootings. The group helped coordinate with local groups and provided tool kits and goals to help them successfully organize around issues affecting communities across the US, something that could be useful for the Florida students.

Fuentes bounced back up and proclaimed, "I just threw up on worldwide television, and it feels great!"

"I don't want there to be any more senseless mass killings by assault rifles", she added.

Yolanda Renee King, the nine-year-old granddaughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. brought many to tears with a surprise appearance.

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'And that this should be a gun free world, period.

They decided against exclusively focusing on issues like reproductive rights and targeted immigration, climate change and racial inequality. "Trump is golfing", one poster displayed outside the White House read, criticizing the fact that President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks "Deflection Don" over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's "cowardly, disgusting" ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE spent Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

"Jennifer Skiba took this photo of marchers and a large "#ENOUGH" sign Saturday in front of the capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

"My school is about 25% black, but the way we're covered doesn't reflect that", Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg said the night before.

"I genuinely was afraid to come", Baez told the Miami Herald. "I was like, I'm never going to see my family again".

"It's kind of overwhelming", Laman said. "I feel it's important to support them".

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While enjoying spring break, Pfahl and two other students marched and spoke at the Park City "March for our Lives" demonstration. Change is here. The sun shines on a new day and the day is ours, ' Hogg said.

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