GALLERY: March for Our Lives

Protestors walk down College Street during Bowling Green’s March For Our Lives, advocating for gun control. Protestors held signs and participated in chants, including “books not bullets” on their route from Cherry Hall to Bowling Green’s town square.

Despite the rain and cold weather, Bowling Green students and residents came together to march for stricter gun control laws on March 24. The nation-wide march was organized following the Parkland, Fla. shooting at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 when 17 people were killed and 16 more were injured. However, the Parkland shooting was only one of 17 school shooting in the United Sates in 2018 alone as of March 24.

The March for Our Lives walk began at Cherry Hall where the large group marched down College Street into downtown Bowling Green. Participants held signs reading “Don’t shoot me #enough”, “Protect lives not guns” and “I shouldn’t be scared to go to school” to share their message with the town. Hasana Graham, 16, a Bowling Green High School student, was one of the many students to participate in the walk.

“I’m afraid to go to school because you never know what’s going to happen,” Graham said.