Thousands gather for “March For Our Lives” event in Rehoboth
Hundreds of thousands of people across the country gathered to stand with students and demand action against gun violence. From Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, to right here on the Eastern Shore protests were in full swing in hopes that change will come.
"We need to take a couple of steps forward to make the next generation brighter," said eighth grader Odell Ozbay.
Those powerful word-spoken by eighth grader Odell Ozbay, who says she's had it with gun violence and is ready to see a change.
"I feel threatened. I'm scared. I'm a student who's seeing all of these things and has all these worries in the back of their head and it's really concerning and disappointing for me," said Ozbay.
Hundreds of people across Delmarva came to Rehoboth to march for their lives and have their voices heard to make America safe again.
"School safety is not a political issue, it's an issue that all of us need to work together to resolve," said event organizer Kathleen Schell.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School organized the national event after a tragic school shooting took the lives of 17 of their fellow classmates.
"There has been a huge amount of ground swell and momentum towards supporting these children that came forward in Parkland and led the way for us to say we support you we stand behind you this needs to stop. Gun violence has got to end in our schools," said Schell.
And protesters say this march has the potential to change everything.
"This has really filled us with hope that this is the tipping point that we can all stand together and make a difference," said Schell.
"I want to see more safety more gun control of course. From here on out I want to know that I'm safe in my school and I don't want to see the barbed wire fences or teachers carrying guns… that's what I want to see…a difference," said Ozbay.