VanNoppen Attends "March For Our Lives" Event in Washington DC
Rotary Club of Morganton member Allen VanNoppen and his wife, Jean, attended the enormous March For Our Lives march in Washington DC on March 24th.
Event organizers and MSNBC estimated there were 800,000 people along Pennsylvania Ave. between 3rd and 12th streets.
Hundreds of “sibling protests” took place across the world, from New York City — where demonstrators spread across 20 blocks — to Jonesboro, Ark., a small city marking the 20th anniversary of a middle-school shooting that left four students and a teacher dead. Gun-rights advocates mounted counter protests in Salt Lake City, Boise and Valparaiso, Ind., where one sign read “All Amendments Matter.”
“To the leaders, skeptics and cynics who told us to sit down, stay silent and wait your turn: Welcome to the revolution,” Cameron Kasky, a Stoneman Douglas student, said to a crowd that packed at least 10 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue. “Either represent the people or get out. Stand for us or beware. The voters are coming.”
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