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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:11 PM

March for Our Lives receives permits for DC gun control rally

Source: the hill



By Morgan Gstalter - 03/13/18 06:02 PM EDT


The rally against gun violence led by survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting has been granted permits to host as many as 500,000 people in downtown Washington, D.C.

March For Our Lives will begin at noon on Saturday, March 24, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. It is being organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, where 17 people were killed on Valentine’s Day.

National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst told The Washington Post an application was approved for usage of sidewalks along Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Third and 12th streets; sidewalks along Constitution Avenue NW between First and Ninth streets; green space between Constitution Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Third Street NW; and John Marshall Park, the U.S. Navy Memorial and Freedom Plaza.

............................... Information about street closures will be available soon.
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The band Fall Out Boy is set to headline a benefit concern the night before the march, with proceeds going to Everytown for Gun Safety and former Rep. Gabby Giffords' (D-Ariz.) organization, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/378231-march-for-our-lives-receives-federal-permits-for-dc-gun-control-rally



Good for them and thanks to all who have donated to the cause.












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riversedge Mar 2018 OP
lamp_shade Mar 2018 #1
NastyRiffraff Mar 2018 #6
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Upthevibe Mar 2018 #3
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Hekate Mar 2018 #8

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:22 PM

1. This is GREAT. Damn... I wish I lived in the DC area.

I'll be marching in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:01 PM

6. Local marches are great!

I do live in the DC area and will be marching there, but look what happened with the Women's March 2018. Many of the marches were LARGER than DC's. But even if they're not, local is great.

BTW, I used to live in Tampa and often worked in St. Pete; great area.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:27 PM

2. Bet it'll be more than 500,000

The Women's March overflowed its permitted area by a huge amount. It will be another great day for activism in DC and around the country.

I'll be at a local march here in FL.

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:33 PM

3. Good. I'm glad they got the permit...

I'd heard there was some kind of a conflict.. I'll be here at the march in L.A.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:41 PM

4. There was some previously scheduled event on the Mall

My understanding is they got PA Avenue. The overflow will be on the Mall and other streets. The Women's March got the permit for Independence Ave, on the other side of the Mall. We never even got close to that street, or the speakers stage. The other streets, all the museum steps and the Mall were packed.

It was amazing!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:43 PM

5. I'm signed up for DC March! Daughter and I are going up

a few days early to see the new portraits at the National Portrait Gallery and whatever else we can find that is interesting!

Trying to think of a good sign to carry....and since it will be chilly we're getting out the pussy hats!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:36 PM

7. I was in Tallahassee on Feb 21 and

will be there on March 24th. An FSU student who is an MSD alumni is pulling it together. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this is the beginning of a movement.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:58 PM

8. Excellent

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