To keep the momentum going, students join forces to march for gun laws

To keep the momentum going, students join forces to march for gun laws

Buy Photo Students from Germantown Friends School hold up a banner that reads "#ENOUGH" to protest gun violence during a rally held in the City Hall courtyard on Friday, April 20, 2018. With classrooms locked for the summer, kids scattered on vacation and July temperatures rising, it would be easy for people to quickly forget all about the explosion of student activism around gun violence that took place in the aftermath of February’s massacre that killed 17 at a Parkland, Fla., high school. That’s why a coalition of local high schoolers stretching from the foothills of upper Bucks County and the south Jersey suburbs to Philadelphia neighborhoods planned an event to remind people they’re still marching for what they call the unfinished business of common-sense gun laws. To drive home the point, Still Marching Philadelphia is the name they gave their protest slated for Saturday, in which a diverse coalition of more than 200 teens and adults is planning to take their anti-violence crusade from the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum to a City Hall rally and then to a second gathering in front of Independence Hall. “We want to make sure this issue doesn’t fade into the subconscious,” said Anna Sophie Tinneny, 17, with the Pennridge 225 group that made national headlines after defying administrators at Bucks’ Pennridge High School over their post-Parkland walkout and then staging sit-ins at their Saturday detentions. “We want to stay in the forefront,” Tinneny said. “It’s an issue that’s still relevant […]

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