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Hundreds Of Thousands March For Gun Control Across The U.S.

Massive crowds descended upon Washington, D.C., and across the nation Saturday to march for gun control in the U.S., galvanized by the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., last month.
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (center left) and student organizers lead the "March for Our Lives" in downtown Houston. Source: Loren Elliott

Updated on Saturday at 12:07 a.m. ET

Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and victims rallied in Washington, D.C., and across the country on Saturday to demand tougher gun control measures, part of a wave of political activism among students and others impacted by school shootings.

The "March for Our Lives" protest in the nation's capital was organized by students after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month.

The students are frustrated by what they say is the inaction of adults, especially politicians, who offer thoughts and prayers in the wake of school shootings but fail to for change ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

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