“People shouldn’t be angry that students are marching,” said Mayor Bill Peduto at the start of the March for Our Lives Pittsburgh. “They should be angry that students have to march.”
The crowd estimate for the student-led march today on school safety and gun control issues was anywhere between 35,000 (said Erin Simard, 16, teenage co-organizer) and 100,000 (said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald at the stage on Market Square).
Whatever the number, the event was deemed a roaring success as students, parents, grandparents, activists, kids and dogs packed the streets, parading passionately through Downtown with colorful signs waving — and what signs they were!
Tracy is the founder and Editor at Large of NEXTpittsburgh which she started in March 2014 and sold in December 2020. She is passionate about making Pittsburgh a better place for all and connecting people to do the same.
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