North Texans Participate in ‘March For Our Lives’

Hundreds of thousands of people joined Saturday's March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., a demonstration responding to last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.

March for Our Lives organizers asked people to sign a petition that demands three things: to pass a law to ban the sale of assault weapons, ban the sale of high-capacity magazines and improve the background check system.

In North Texas, students planned their own marches.

At least 5,000 people attended the march in downtown Dallas, including relatives of Alex Schachter, a 14-year-old killed in the Parkland shooting.

"We couldn’t stay at home and since our loved ones was part of the victims, we had no choice," said Ed Goodman, Schachter's great uncle.

Gun advocates are counterprotesting on social media with the hashtag #WhyICarry from March 23-25.

In Tarrant County, hundreds marched in the streets of downtown Fort Worth for the March for Our Lives event. They wrapped around downtown streets before returning to the old Tarrant County Courthouse. In McKinney, dozens showed up early Saturday morning to march at the Collin County Courthouse.

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