MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Hundreds of thousands across the U.S. are expected to take part in ‘March For Our Lives’ rallies from the main event in Washington, D.C. to ground zero – where it all started- South Florida.
On Saturday March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The historic movement is calling for an end to gun violence in schools and communities in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
There are now over 800 demonstrations happening in the United States and beyond, during which participants will march in solidarity with the main event in Washington, D.C.
The March in D.C. is expected to draw half a million people converging on Pennsylvania Avenue.
If you can’t make it to D.C. to take part in the march there, there are at least a dozen cities taking part in sister marches across South Florida. Click here to find the one closest to you.
Zoom in on the map and click on each location to get details.
Locations in South Florida include:
- Tropical Park
- Miami Beach
- Miami Lakes
- Pembroke Pines
- Fort Lauderdale
- North Lauderdale
- Boca Raton
- Key West
If you can’t make it to a march, you can donate to the GoFundMe page started by Stoneman Douglas students and sign the organizers’ petition calling on Congress to pass legislation to address gun violence.
There is another national school walkout on April 20 to remember the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.