Alan Suemori
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

People from all walks of life gathered on that rainy Saturday morning, March 24, to bring attention to the killing sprees taking place on school campuses across the nation. Spurred on by the Feb. 14 tragedy at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Honolulu gathering attracted over 4,000 people. They began their march at the State Capitol building and then proceeded along Beretania Street, down Richards Street, until they reached the Prince Kühiö Federal Building. The marchers then swept back up to the offices of the state Department of Education on Punchbowl Street. Organized and led by Hawai‘i high school and college students, the event was only one of 800 other protests that day that attempted to draw attention to the problem of gun violence in America.

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