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Scenes From March for Our Lives Columbus

Anne Evans Anne Evans Scenes From March for Our Lives ColumbusMarch for Our Lives, Downtown Columbus, March 24, 2018.
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March for Our Lives movements are happening throughout the country today. Thousands of people participated in the March For Our Lives in Downtown Columbus. A rally began at West Bank Park at 10am, then participants marched to the Ohio Statehouse.

Marches have been organized by students and survivors of gun violence.

“As a child of educators, I am afraid for the safety of my family while working in classrooms, which are meant to be safe spaces. That’s why I march,” said Megan Briegel in a statement. Briegle is an organizer for March For Our Lives Columbus and Capital University student.

Columbus Alternative High School senior and organizer Kanyinsola Oye said, “I march not only for mass shootings, but for gun violence of all forms affecting various communities.”

Downtown was blocked off by police vehicles and helicopters hovered in the sky. Here are scenes from today’s movement at about 1:30pm.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Helicopters watch from the sky in Downtown Columbus.

Helicopters watch from the sky in Downtown Columbus.

Participants walking along West Broad Street.

Participants walking along West Broad Street.

Broad Street is closed to traffic heading East for the March for Our Lives movement.

Broad Street is closed to traffic heading East for the March for Our Lives movement.

A banner in hangs outside Senator Rob Portman's office building.

A banner in hangs outside Senator Rob Portman’s office building.

Ohio Statehouse grounds looking South.

The crowd on the Ohio Statehouse grounds, looking South.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Signs in the fencing that surrounds the Ohio Statehouse.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Women hanging signs in the fencing that surrounds the Ohio Statehouse grounds.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

Signs from March for Our Lives, Columbus, March 24, 2018.

On March 10, 2018, Ohio Carry held a Rally for Gun Rights, on the platform of actively enforcing the laws that are currently on the books regarding guns. Scene from that day:

A scene from the Ohio Carry Rally for Gun Rights held March 10, 2018.

Read more about what local leaders are proposing on gun control.

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