Students and advocates across the state took to the streets for the March For Our Lives.
D.C. march organizers say more than 800 “sibling” events will take place all over the world, including in Colorado.
The new poll found that nearly 7 in 10 adults now favor stricter gun control measures.
A dozen high schoolers gave speeches, shared personal stories or performed. The student organizers also arranged for Democratic state Sen. Andy Kerr to say a few words.
Students stood, hushed, for 17 minutes as balloons were released into a clear blue sky overhead.
The coordinated protest was meant to mark one month since the deadly shooting in Florida.
“We have to be proactive,” said El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder. “Otherwise we’re following the story; we’re letting somebody else write the narrative.”
In a wide ranging interview with Colorado Matters, the senator also addressed North Korea, and President Trump’s call for new trade tariffs on steel and aluminum.
She was a 12-year-old student at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego when a teenager opened fire, killing two and wounding nine others.