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Thousands march across the country against gun violence

National Gun Violence Awareness Day march on Brooklyn Bridge in New York
Youths carry a symbolic casket in a march against shootings in schools across the country on Brooklyn Bridge during National Gun Violence Awareness Day in New York. Photo: Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Protests took place around the country Saturday with thousands marching across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in a movement against gun violence.

The details: The march in New York City was led by the student group, Youth Over Guns, which was formed after the Parkland school massacre in February to call on lawmakers to pass gun control measures, reports the AP.

A white coffin was carried through the march against gun violence. Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images