Las Vegas to join nation in March for Our Lives demonstrations
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
Across the country, thousands of students are preparing to take to the streets, calling for an end to school shootings Saturday.
The movement is set to happen in Las Vegas as well.
Kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday, students from throughout the valley are expected to take part in the local demonstration of the March for Our Lives. Walking from the Smith Center to the Las Vegas City Hall, teenagers -- some not even old enough to vote yet -- are set to take on a very adult topic: politics.
What started in Parkland, Florida, as yet another school shooting tragedy has now sparked a movement in teens across the nation.
The calls for change are not only heard from the survivors in Florida but others throughout this entire nation, including 18-year-old Clark High School senior Lauryn Tsai.
"Why is this happening again? Why does this continue to happen?" asked Tsai. "Congress really needs to take action to make sure that this never happens again. Enough is enough."
In Downtown Las Vegas alone, thousands of people are expected to participate in the March for Our Lives.
"It's unbelievable to think that there are people out there who can see these things happening and not feel a need to do something about it,” said Clark senior Melissa Santana, who also helped organize the walk-out to end campus shootings at her school just last week.
“Don’t let your voice be drowned out. Whether you can vote, whether you can’t vote, you know there’s always something that you can do. You have a power in you," said Santana.
Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Smith Center by 10 a.m. Saturday, and with that comes some road closures to take note of.
Starting at 4 a.m., City Parkway to Clark Avenue, Promenade Place to Bonneville Avenue, and Main Street to Clark Avenue to ?1st Street will all be shut down until 3 p.m.
If you are interested in taking part in tomorrow's demonstration, ridesharing company, Lyft also is offering free rides to the event, as it is in 49 other cities across the U.S.
Free rides can be claimed by RSVPing to the rally at marchforourlives.com/events. If you aren’t able to RSVP, ride codes to these marches will be available at lyft.com/MFOL starting Saturday morning. Once you have received a code, enter it in the ‘promos’ tab of your Lyft app.
For the code to work, you must enter the official March for Our Lives rallypoint as your destination. You’ll find rallypoint details in the app once you enter your code in the ‘promos’ tab. Anyone riding who is under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.