"March For Our Lives" Draws Huge Crowd in Birmingham

Mar 26, 2018

Activists list why they're marching at Birmingham's "March For Our Lives".
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Around five thousand people gathered in Birmingham on Saturday to march in solidarity with protestors in Washington D.C. and across the country.

The marchers were pushing for changes in gun control laws across the United States. Wearing blue shirts and holding signs, people chanted "Not One More" and "Vote Them Out", in reference to politicians they feel aren't doing enough to combat gun violence.

Terri Michael is a school board member in Birmingham. She says people have the power to make a difference.

"We no longer want thoughts and prayers. We demand swift and comprehensive action toward real solutions."

The marches are in response to the school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead.