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Spokane’s ‘March for Our Lives’ set for Saturday afternoon

UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018

7,000 empty pairs of shoes for every child killed by guns in the US since Sandy Hook cover the southeast lawn of U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Marches to protest gun violence are planned around the country Saturday. (Paul Morigi / AP)
7,000 empty pairs of shoes for every child killed by guns in the US since Sandy Hook cover the southeast lawn of U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Marches to protest gun violence are planned around the country Saturday. (Paul Morigi / AP)
From staff reports

Hundreds are expected to take part in Saturday’s student-led March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence rally in downtown Spokane.

The march, which is to be held in cities across the country Saturday, was organized in response to last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The march begins Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Riverfront Park clock tower. Students, parents, teachers and supporters are all welcome, according to the event’s organizers.

Everytown for Gun Safety, a violence prevention organization, is providing the Spokane march with a $5,000 grant to ensure it has the operational resources needed to organize, according to Megan Grant, vice president of the Glover Park Group.

In the wake of the shooting at Freeman High School last fall and the Parkland tragedy last month, a group of student organizers from Freeman and other area schools is planning the march to stand with the Parkland students and the families in Spokane and across the country who have lost a child to school shootings.

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