Photos from the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Orlando

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Thousands of people flooded Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando Saturday to march against gun violence as part of a nationwide rallying cry started by student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

A little more than a month ago, 17 students and teachers were killed by a gunman in the Parkland shooting. Students organized at least 800 "March For Our Lives" rallies around the world.

In Orlando, protesters wondered why Florida politicians had not taken actions to prevent mass shootings after the June 2016 massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse, where 49 people were killed by a shooter. Pulse survivor Keinon Carter was one of at least 68 people who were injured that day.

"I stepped into a gun store just because I felt unsafe in my own home and to notice that I was shot by a gun that cost $700," Carter says. "Losing 49 friends and being injured myself for $700. Is that what our life is worth?"

 

March 24, 2018