March for Our Lives protest brings hundreds out in Kern County


Millions of people took to the streets all over the world on Saturday for the March for Our Lives protest as part of the “Never Again” movement.

Throughout Kern County hundreds of marchers joined with the message “Enough is Enough” as they lined Truxtun Avenue calling for an end to gun violence.

“With the constant shootings all over the place, I’m just sick and tired of being afraid of going to school,” Centennial High School student Evan Auger said. “There’s been several threats at our school among this time and because of the shootings all over the place, I have no reason not to believe them.”

People in more than 800 cities worldwide participated in the march which was lead by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after 17 of their teachers and classmates were kill in an act of gun violence.   

“It makes me feel like there is a possibility that change can happen because I feel like with this being nationwide and even I think there’s some on other continents, that we’re going to get the attention of our leaders and there’s change happening,” organizer and Golden Valley High School student Jelena Herrera said.

Students, teachers, parents and those who simply want safe schools chanted “No more silence! End gun Violence!” as they marched.

“I think there’s a lot of disagreement on the best way to promote safe schools for our kids,” marcher Jim Ellis said. “But I think most of us that are here today agree that more needs to be done than what’s been done so far.”

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