Anti-gun violence rally in Monroe held Saturday, Mayo joins in
Some Ouachita Parish students are calling for smarter gun laws and better security for their schools.
Several students from Ouachita Parish High School organized a rally at the Monroe Civic Center on Saturday. The students joined thousands across the nation who took part in 'March for Our Lives' that morning and afternoon.
Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo also joined in the rally. Mayo took several photos with the students who held signs which said things like "Shoot 4 the stars not our schools", "Protect lives not guns", "Policy and Change for school safety", "Arms are 4 Hugs" and "Are we next?"
The rally also paid tribute to the 17 lives lost in the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The students at the rally said they do not want to take guns away from law-abiding people, they just want smarter gun laws to help prevent gun violence. This includes better firearms safety training and better security for their schools.