National gun-safety march coming to Des Moines
- Des Moines will host one of the first events.
- Friday, 4-6pm at Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave.
Why it matters: The group started after the Parkland, Florida school shooting in 2018 and has mobilized gun-violence protesters around the globe.
- The upcoming marches come as gun legislation gains new momentum, Axios' Mike Allen writes.
Zoom in: At least five other marches are planned in Iowa for Saturday.
- Of those, Ames, — the location of a shooting in a church parking lot last week — is the nearest to the DSM metro. Tom Evans Plaza, 340 Main St., 7-9pm.
Zoom out: A march at the Washington Monument, also on Saturday, has a permit application request for space up to 100,000 demonstrators, Axios D.C. reports.
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