Parkland shooting survivor, Sharpton announce anti-gun violence rally in NYC

Parkland shooting survivor, Sharpton announce anti-gun violence rally in NYC

NEW YORK — A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump’s Manhattan apartment to protest gun violence eased by access to assault weapons. Aalayah Eastmond, a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School, was at Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem for the minister’s weekly meetings. Sixteen-year-old Eastmond was in class Feb. 14 when a gunman fired through a window, sparing her but eventually killing 17 people. The June 2 rally – at the beginning of New York state’s Gun Violence Awareness Month – is to start at Trump International Tower on Columbus Circle and proceed toward Fifth Avenue and Trump Tower, where Trump has an apartment that has been his longtime home. For Eastmond, New York City is more than a prominent media staging ground. One of her family members was […]

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