On Saturday, 20,000 protesters gathered at City Hall then marched to the Capitol to rally for adequate gun control laws. Mayor Steve Adler and Texas Representative Gina Hinojosa spoke on the issue, followed by Parkland survivor Jack Haimowitz and Sandy Hook survivor Marie-Therese Morosky.
Calls for policy change and an end to the National Rifle Association’s influence over Congress echoed through the streets of Downtown Austin as men, women and children came together to petition for change.
The Austin Police Department had officers attend to prevent counter-protestors from taking violent action against the marchers, and numerous explosive ordnance disposal dogs swept the area, ensuring the safety of all in attendance.
Organizers encourage those in support of gun control regulations to contact their representatives and vote in the upcoming midterm elections.