Massive protests against gun violence and for gun control shake Washington DC

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Updated: March 8, 2021


Fed up Americans on Saturday sent a clear message to President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress that inaction over gun violence would no longer be tolerated, and would certainly have electoral consequences in November.

Why it matters: Americans go to the polls in November to retain or sack the Republican-controlled Congress during the midterm elections. The general election would follow two years after in November 2020.

Tens of thousands of people stormed Pennsylvania Avenue, a stone’s throw from the White House in Washington DC, saying “Enough Is Enough”.

They protested against gun violence across the United States, and called for more regulations from Congress.

The protests were directed against the National Rifle Association (NRA), the administration of President Donald Trump and lawmakers who have failed to act for years, especially since 17 people were killed at a Parkland school in Florida in February.

Below are raw pictures and videos of the March dubbed “March for our lives”, as captured by Today News Africa’s Simon Ateba.


 

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Simon Ateba Washington DC
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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