Students march on Seattle: 'Power of the people stronger than people in power'
We are at the 'March for Our Lives' in Seattle this morning, where 50,000 students and their families are expected to rally. We will update this post as the march progresses.
Rainier Beach High School student Gregory Miles Pleasant will be one of the speakers onstage. He’s a member of the group Youth 4 Peace. But he said his jump into the spotlight has been sudden and a bit surreal.
“Honestly a couple months ago I wasn’t into all of this,” Pleasant said. “I was on the ground, walking through the streets. This is my life, this isn’t something that I’m researching.”
Pleasant said the growth of this student-led movement makes him feel hopeful. He just wants people to recognize that many people have been dealing with gun violence for years, and they need solutions that go beyond the school building.