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Protesters in Pittsburgh

Sam Bisno, Editor-in-Chief

While hundreds of thousands were gathering in Washington D.C. on the 24th to advocate for gun reform measures in Congress, many smaller satellite protests, each with the same goal, were also taking place, including one in Pittsburgh. The demonstrations, prompted by the shooting of 17 attendees of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida just over one month ago, were chiefly student-led, as countless young activists banded together in a day of determination, defiance, and disruption.

In the Steel City, the story was no different. Roughly 30,000 people – one-tenth of the town’s entire population – made their way to Market Square to stand in solidarity and send a message, loud and clear, that there will be no rest until long overdue common sense gun control laws are enacted.

Sophomore Amber Davis, one of the several Obama-ers participating in the local rally, had this to say about the event: “I went to make a difference and to get other people involved. Even though it wasn’t the big march in Washington having sister marches gets people that can’t travel as easily involved and demonstrates just how much we care.”