Hundreds Gather for March for Our Lives

HYANNIS – Hundreds of students, teachers, politicians, and community activists gathered on the Hyannis village green yesterday to join the national March for Our Lives initiative.

The effort comes in response to a rash of school shootings and seeks to combat gun violence and establish better school safety protocols.

In Hyannis, the event was organized by the newly established Cape Cod Student Board, a group of local students, and featured a number of speakers including 9th District Congressman Bill Keating, State Representative Sarah Peake, and a student from Stoneman Douglas High School.

Jack Forester, a Junior at Sturgis West High School and one of the founders of the event, called out leaders both locally and on a national level for the not doing more to prevent gun violence.

“From Columbine, to Fort Worth, to Virginia Tech, to Aurora, to Sandy Hook, to San Bernardino, to Orlando, to Charleston, to Las Vegas, to Stoneman Douglas, and to the thousands and thousands of innocent Americans killed every year due to gun violence,” he said, “it is certainly self-evident that our leaders are failing us.”

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