Locals join March for Our Lives movement in St. Augustine


Hundreds of community members joined the March for Our Lives national movement in St. Augustine on Saturday, March 24.

Signs displaying anti-gun violence messages raised high into the air as marchers traveled across the Bridge of Lions and along Avenida Menenedez. Cars and trucks passed by the marchers, beeping their horns in support of the movement, while a few others booed and voiced their displeasure with the event.

The march concluded with a rally demonstration adjacent to Castillo de San Marcos featuring stories of gun violence survivors and local leaders. The event was organized by Flagler College students Paige Armstrong and Hasani Malone, with the support of community groups such as the Women's March St. Augustine, Indivisible St. Johns, St. Johns DEC and Ponte Vedra United Progress.

The local march was one of over 800 that took place around the country, planned by students and survivors of gun violence to call on lawmakers to enact gun control legislation.