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March for Our Lives gathers demonstrators across Acadiana

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Today, students are leading March for Our Lives rallies across Acadiana. 

The marches are in response to the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 people dead. 

Protesters are hoping to raise awareness of gun violence while demanding change from lawmakers.

Carencro High School student Cullen Credeur and his friends lead Lafayette's march at Girard Park. Fellow students, parents, and the Lafayette-based group Moms Demand Action were also in attendance. 

In Church Point, a youth program lead the march from town hall to South Rogers Street for an awareness rally. 

"We really want to achieve gun safety in our school. It doesn't mean, really, just taking away guns altogether. It means, like, getting rid of guns in our schools because if it's that easy to bring a gun in our school, what makes you think it's not easy to bring a gun anywhere?" said Church Point High School freshman David Arceneaux. 


 

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