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Thousands march across NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge in gun protest

/ 05:17 PM June 03, 2018
NYC protest against guns

Demonstrators carry a coffin over the Brooklyn bridge during a march and rally against gun violence, Saturday, June 2, 2018, in New York. Youth Over Guns, a gun violence prevention organization in New York City, lead a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for youth empowerment and investment in urban communities to end gun violence. (Photo by MARY ALTAFFER / AP)

NEW YORK — Thousands of demonstrators have marched across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in a protest against gun violence.

A student-led group called Youth Over Guns organized Saturday’s protest. The group formed after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February.

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The protesters marched across the bridge and then rallied in lower Manhattan. Most wore orange to show their support for gun violence awareness.

Aalayah Eastmond, a survivor of the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed the crowd. Actresses Julianne Moore and Susan Sarandon also were in attendance.

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The march was one of several taking place around the country to protest gun violence and urge lawmakers to pass gun restrictions.

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