San Diegans rally for gun control in March for Our Lives events

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diegans joined protests across the U.S. Saturday in a call for gun control reform, stemming from February's deadly Parkland school shooting.

Survivors from the Florida shooting will lead the March for Our Lives event, which expects to see hundreds of thousands across the U.S. gather in support of tighter gun control laws. The march builds on last week's National School Walkout rallies.

San Diegans supported the national march in Washington D.C. with three marches of their own in San Diego at Waterfront Park, in Encinitas at Swami's, and in Escondido at City Hall.

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"The San Diego community has heard the call from our kids, the survivors of the school shooting in Florida who are calling for a march on Washington and across the country to demand action on gun control," organizers for San Diego's event wrote. "Thoughts and prayers are not enough to honor the victims of gun violence. What we need now is action."

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Organizers of the national march have continued their calls for comprehensive gun reform, including bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, since a gunman killed 17 students and faculty members at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Some students from the school have even met with Congressional leaders to voice their concerns.

Saturday's marches will cover more than 800 locations around the country and outside the U.S., in cities including London, Paris, and Tokyo, according to the march website.

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