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US: Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida protest against gun violence

A march to City Hall that organizers say could draw 10,000 people Saturday is one of hundreds of worldwide events inspired by high school students in Parkland, Florida.

By: AP | Las Vegas |
March 23, 2018 1:49:35 pm
Students scarred by Vegas massacre join Florida protest against gun violence Connor Leeming, a senior at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, talks ahead of a planned Saturday rally in Las Vegas. (Source: AP)

Students and survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history plan to rally against gun violence in Las Vegas this weekend.

A march to City Hall that organizers say could draw 10,000 people Saturday is one of hundreds of worldwide events inspired by high school students in Parkland, Florida.

Las Vegas high school student Kaitlynn Willoughby says it seems like the massacre that killed her friend last year became just another shooting. That is until Florida students turned their own mass shooting last month into a rallying cry.

After the shooting in Vegas, where many victims were out-of-town tourists, vigils and ‘Vegas Strong’ rallies filled street corners, but activism for gun legislation was less focused than in Florida.

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