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Local students to participate in March for Our Lives event, Mayor Barrett shows support

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – As student activists from across the country hope to send messages to lawmakers, students in Milwaukee are also marching against gun violence and they’re getting support from Mayor Tom Barrett.

Thousands are planning to join four student activists for a local march Saturday morning.

They’re joining the movement just one month after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida that killed 17 people.

Organizers are calling for tougher gun laws and for legislators to take action.

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. protestors will rally and march from the Milwaukee County Courthouse to City Hall.

Students say they’ve gotten some threats from people against Saturday’s event but will not let that stop them.

“For us, it’s just so much more than a political rally. We are fighting for our lives at this march. We can no longer just sit and watch our students, our friends, our family, getting murdered in cold blood,” said student Isabella Station.

The students expect between 3,000 and 7,000 people to rally with them on Saturday.

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