BOSTON (AP) — Gun control activists in Boston have staged a “back-to-school” fashion show featuring bulletproof vests and other safety gear.
Youths participating in Monday’s mock fashion show on Boston City Hall plaza donned helmets and gas masks as they walked down a catwalk to call for stricter gun laws.
Manuel Oliver, the father of one of the victims of the February massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, said the event was meant to show in “very graphic” terms how dangerous sending children to school has become.
Organizers also hung a large banner with the image of Oliver’s son, Joaquin.
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Last week, Oliver and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg marched with local gun control activists 50 miles to the headquarters of gun maker Smith & Wesson in Springfield.