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Thousands protest in Oakland, SF to demand an end to gun violence

At the microphone in downtown Oakland was 16-year-old Olive Blair, with a voice that boomed through the city and a message that echoed around the country: “If you think our voices are getting louder, it’s because they are,” she proclaimed.

Blair, in a bright red jacket, stood in front of what police estimated were 2,000 or so people at Oakland’s version of March for Our Lives, a worldwide rally calling for stronger gun control in the wake last month’s shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead.

“If you aren’t shaken — you need to be,” Blair said confidently as she read a speech she had practiced in front of her parents the night before.
Source: Bay Area News Thousands protest in Oakland, SF to demand an end to gun violence

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