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Hundreds gather in Dayton for gun violence rally

A “March For Our Lives - Sister Event” is taking place today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Courthouse Square, 23 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton.

The march in Dayton is one of nearly 800 rallies across the nation Saturday.

March For Our Lives is “created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action regarding the American epidemic of mass school shootings. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are trying to tell us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes that now is the time, and that there is no better way to honor the memories of the fallen students than to make sure that no one else dies from preventable violence.”

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Speakers include Dayton mayor Nan Whaley, Dr. Matthew Noordsi-Jones, Tracy Paschkej (relative of Parkland victim), and teachers and students from local school districts. Also featuring Stivers School for the Arts Chamber Choir.

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