Children And Teens Held Up Devastating Signs About Gun Violence At The March For Our Lives Protests

"We just want to live through high school."

Thousands of demonstrators protested against gun violence at the March for Our Lives rallies held across the country Saturday in the wake of multiple mass shootings, including the horrific massacre of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas.

Many of the protesters were educators, who said they feared for their students' and their own lives in classrooms every day.

Hundreds of children and teens whose lives will forever be shaped by the threat of school shootings also turned up at the protests, holding deeply personal, powerful, and heartbreaking signs. Here are some of them.

Young people holding up signs, including "I still live in fear" and "Young, angry, ready for change"
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Lauren Klein, Taylor Bensin, and Stephanie Horowitz join with others during the second March for Our Lives rally against gun violence at Pine Trails Park on June 11 in Parkland, Florida.

Young people holding up signs, including "We just want to live through high school"
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Participants hold signs during March for Our Lives 2022 on June 11 in Washington, DC.

Young people hold signs, including "Safety > guns, peace > guns, kids > guns"
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Participants hold signs during during March for Our Lives 2022 on June 11 in Washington, DC.

Young people holding signs, including "Protect kids, not guns"
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Demonstrators join the March for Our Lives rally at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida, on June 11.

Young people holding signs, including "I will not be next, my friends will not be next, my teachers will not be next, we will not be next"
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Demonstrators join the March for Our Lives rally at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida, on June 11.

Three children sitting and holding signs, including "End gun violence" and "My life is worth more than your gun"
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Demonstrators join the March for Our Lives rally in New York City on June 11.

Children holding signs, including "Enough is enough!" and "Kids for safe schools!"
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Thousands of gun control advocates join the March for Our Lives rally as they protest against gun violence on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on June 11.

Young people hold up signs, including "A child is worth more than your gun" and "I want to attend graduations not funerals"
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Thousands of gun control advocates join the March for Our Lives rally as they protest against gun violence near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on June 11.

Child on a woman's shoulder holds up the sign "I can't even bring peanut butter to school" with a gun crossed out
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Thousands gather at Cadman Plaza during the March for Our Lives rally to protest against gun violence in a march from the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan on June 11.

Young people hold up signs, including "How loud do the screams need to be?"
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Participants hold signs during March for Our Lives 2022 in Washington, DC, on June 11.

Someone wearing a shirt with what looks like blood spattered on it and the text "Final exams not funerals" along with a photo of a coffin
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The sign worn by a demonstrator during March for Our Lives 2022 in Washington, DC, on June 11

People holding up signs, including "Enough is enough" and "In 6th grade I marched for Parkland; in 11th grade here I am again; when will it end?"
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Gun control advocates participate in the March for Our Lives rally as they protest against gun violence near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on June 11.


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