NYC gears up for March For Our Lives

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Students and their supporters in Brooklyn and around the country are preparing to take to the streets in solidarity with the March For Our Lives rally to end gun violence.

The March For Our Lives movement kicked off following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people last month. Since then, a wave of student activism and community partnerships have spread across the nation. Thousands are expected to march on Washington Saturday as part of the event.

Sibling marches are planned throughout New York.

"I think it's also very inspiring because the youth know that the world that they create is the one that they're going to grow up into,” said parent organizer Sashashi Kumara.

Dozens of Brooklyn students gathered Friday afternoon to make posters and prepare for Saturday’s march.

“The new lawmakers that are going to come in the future need to know that this is something that is a concern and that this is something that you need to enforce,” said one student protester.

The New York City sibling march will kick off at 72nd Street and Central Park West Saturday at 10 a.m.

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