Thousands attend St. Louis March for Our Lives


Morgan Lowe, an organizer for the St. Louis March for Our Lives, speaks to the gathered crowd at the kickoff of the event. There were an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people participating, according to an announcement.
Photo by Mitchell Kraus

MITCHELL KRAUS | Editor-in-Chief
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Thousands of demonstrators flooded Market Street in downtown St. Louis Saturday morning to participate in March for Our Lives. 

According to the STL March for Our Lives Gofundme page, the St. Louis march is one of many sister marches that have popped up around the country. The original march was created soon after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Over $9,000 was raised by over 200 people on the Gofundme page to pay for staging and other equipment, tables and signage for the march. 

Haley Zink, one of the four student organizers of the event, was blown away by the number of people that attended the march. 

March organizers believe over 10,000 people attended the event. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was just one of the many people who joined the march. Other demonstrators included students, teachers, parents and children.

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