‘March For Our Lives’ rallies set Saturday in Port Townsend, Sequim

“March For Our Lives” rallies demanding policy changes to curb gun violence are planned in Port Townsend and Sequim on Saturday.

The Sequim march will be at 11 a.m. at the Sequim Avenue and Washington Street intersection.

Sponsored by Indivisible Sequim and co-sponsored by Voices for Health & Healing, the event is “part of a nationwide outpouring demanding that Congress act now to curb gun violence before another massacre,” organizers said.

“After countless mass shootings and instances of gun violence in our communities, it’s time to take back to the streets and march for our lives,” they noted.

The event will include speakers and likely a walk down Washington Street, organizers said.

The Port Townsend march will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Water Street in downtown Port Townsend, organizers said.

To register, go to ptmarchforourlives.

The rallies join some 300 others nationwide planned to call for a change in gun laws and restrictions.

March For Our Lives is a youth-led movement that was created after the 2018 shooting at a Parkland, Fla., school that killed 17 students and teachers.

It had its first march in 2018 and is hosting one on Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Rallies planned in the state of Washington include those in Bainbridge Island, Longview, Moses Lake, Olympia, Woodinville, Richland, Everett, Vancouver, Bremerton, Redmond, Bellingham and Lake Forest Park, according to the Tacoma News-Tribune.

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