‘We are taking action’: At Seattle’s March For Our Lives, thousands demand stricter gun laws

Roosevelt sophomores Gladys Alberts (left) and Natalie Harris raise their signs above their heads as they pass the Space Needle at the Seattle Center during the March For Our Lives protest in honor of the Parkland shooting in Seattle on Saturday.
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Roosevelt sophomores Gladys Alberts, left, and Natalie Harris raise their signs above their heads as they pass the Space Needle at the Seattle Center. (Courtney Pedroza / The Seattle Times)

Seattle’s march was one of hundreds worldwide held alongside the main event in Washington, D.C. Along with pressing for new laws, protesters worked to help people in the crowd register to vote. “We need to show our representatives that if they oppose us we will vote them out,” said one speaker in Seattle.

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