PHOTOS: March For Our Lives Asheville

Mar 24, 2018

The Asheville March For Our Lives took place on Saturday.  The student organized marches across the U.S. were put together following last month's shooting at a South Florida High School that killed 17 people.  The Asheville march - one of around 800 that took place - started at Pack Square, with marchers walking down one side of College Street to MLK Jr Park.  Police had blocked off that side of College Street, and the procession of marchers took 30 minutes, with the street full of people of all ages holding signs and singing chants.

Student organizers then spoke to the gathered at MLK Jr. Park.  17 of them led the march, each carrying a candle for the 14 students and 3 teachers who were killed in the South Florida shooting.  They also counted to 17 at the beginning of the march to honor the victims.