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Albertans march for gun control

by | Apr 9, 2018 | Events | 0 comments

Hundreds gathered at the Alberta legislature on Saturday, March 24, as part of an international “March for Our Lives” aimed at reinforcing current gun laws and stopping future school shootings.

As the demonstrators gathered before the stairs leading up to the legislature building, many of them carried signs that expressed their feelings and concerns. Among the crowd, there were children who stayed close to their families.

Halfway up the staircase, various speakers took turns addressing the crowd, recounting what they had experienced and pressing what needs to be changed.

Throughout the speeches, the crowd listened intently and gave a loud round of applause when they became inspired by some of the speakers’ words.

The speeches were then followed by a moment of silence and a march around the grounds.

Erwin Selimos (left) and his wife, Monique (centre), talk with a participant before the speeches begin.
Corbyn (centre) holds a sign during the March for our Lives.

Melissa Hennig (left) and Lori Davis (right), survivors of the Las Vegas shooting, listen to a speaker.

Participants show their signs.

Maggie Pilisko (left) leans back next to a sign that her father, Jason, is carrying.

A couple of participants embrace each other as they listen to a speech.

Photography by Timon Johnson.

Tim Johnson

The Griff


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