WASHINGTON — After Uvalde, after Buffalo, after Parkland and Newtown and El Paso and hundreds of other mass shootings over the past two decades, thousands of protesters rallied against gun violence on Saturday in Washington, D.C., and in cities across the country.
With their signs, chants and mere presence, they condemned the drumbeat of mass shootings in the United States and renewed a call — so far, a futile one — for federal legislation to limit the use of the military-style weapons that have made many of them possible. Many vowed to fight the inaction at the polls.
“I’ll be taking your thoughts and prayers to the ballot box,” read a sign carried by Maria Vorel, 67, who demonstrated at the Washington Monument.
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March for Our Lives, were a reprise of rallies sponsored by that student group that drew hundreds of thousands of people in 2018, after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.