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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Hemet grade-school student leads anti-gun, stop-school-violence march


Last updated 3/31/2018 at 1:27pm

Tony Ault

More than 300 Hemet school children, parents, seniors, teachers and area residents gather Saturday, March 24, under the flagpole at Gibbel Park to join more that 1 million others across the nation calling for Congress to enact strong gun control legislation to better protect children in schools from gun violence.

More than 300 men, women and children took to Hemet's downtown streets Saturday, March 24, carrying signs and demanding a change in the nation's gun laws and safer schools.

The sign-carrying, shouting marchers for a time occupied the corners of the intersections of Florida and Sanderson avenues and Kirby Street and Florida Avenue, bringing on honks and cheers from passing motorists. The rally and demands for gun law change continued after the one-and-a-half hour march in Hemet's Gibbel Park for nearly an hour longer.

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