"Enough! I don't want to be shot."  After the latest massacres, Americans took to the streets to demand strict gun laws

Tens of thousands of people have protested in the United States to demand stricter gun control laws after the recent mass attacks, writes BBC. Those who took part in the hundreds of marches chanted “I don’t want to be shot.”

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in the May 24 armed attack at a school in Uvalde, Texas. The attack came after another incident in Buffalo, New York, in which 10 people were killed, leading to new calls for action on gun control in the United States.

“I join them in reiterating my call for Congress: do something,” US President Joe Biden wrote on Twitter in support of protests in Washington and many other cities.

“It’s time to head back to the streets,” said March for Our Lives, a movement founded by victims and survivors of the attack on a high school in Parkland, Florida, which held a large demonstration in Washington in March 2018.

Tens of thousands of people have protested in the United States to demand stricter gun control laws. PHOTO: Profimedia Images

On Saturday, the first hundreds of protesters arrived at the huge obelisk in the American capital. Thousands of white and orange flower vases were placed on the lawn near the monument, increasing violence in the country since 2020, when 45,222 people were killed by gunfire, according to the association that erected the memorial, Giffords.

The March For Our Lives group reported that about 450 rallies will be held across the country, including Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. At the same time, the organization said it would not allow politicians to “do nothing” while people continue to die. The inaction of political leaders is killing Americans, according to the organization.

“We will not allow you to stand still while people continue to die,” MFOL board member Trevon Bosley said in a statement.

Addressing protesters in Washington DC, one of the survivors of the Parkland attack, David Hogg, said that killing children in Uvalde “should fill us with anger and demands for change, not endless debates, but demands for change.” now”.

Garnell Whitfield, whose 86-year-old mother was killed in an attack in Buffalo, New York, on May 14, told the Washington crowd: “Enough is enough. We are here to demand justice. We are here. here to come with those who are bold enough to demand sensitive weapons legislation. ”

March For Our Lives called for a ban on assault weapons, a background check for those trying to buy weapons, and a national licensing system that would register gun owners.

Editor: GM

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