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Thousands rally in Boise in ‘March for our Lives’ for stricter gun laws

Rae Schalk said her sign simply symbolized her thoughts. “Every day there’s a prime opportunity for someone to come into a classroom and kill me and my friends,” the 16-year-old sophomore at Centennial High said. (Idaho Statesman / Katherine Jones)
Rae Schalk said her sign simply symbolized her thoughts. “Every day there’s a prime opportunity for someone to come into a classroom and kill me and my friends,” the 16-year-old sophomore at Centennial High said. (Idaho Statesman / Katherine Jones)

Thousands of teens and adults participated in the “March for Our Lives” protest at the Idaho state Capitol on Saturday, part of a nationwide movement calling for stricter gun laws in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting. The crowd was estimated at 5,000 or more, including teens and adults.

KTVB-TV has coverage here; KIVI-TV has coverage here; and the Idaho Statesman has a full report here.

Demonstrators, who filled streets in front of the Capitol and marched, held signs with slogans including, “Protect Our Kids,” “Fear Has No Place In School,” “Disarm Hate,” and “Am I Next?”



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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