Westporters continue to “March For Our Lives.” Here are more photos from alert — and passionate — “06880” readers.
The photo below shows Katie Baker, a Staples High School sophomore. Her mother Gwen writes:
“A few days after the Parkland shooting, she and her fellow gym class peers had to shelter in place in a supply closet. Fortunately, Staples students remained safe — unlike their Parkland counterparts. But the threat of gun violence became more than a political agenda, to these students and others around the country.”
Katie Baker (Photo/Gwen Baker)
The bottom row of victims’ names includes those at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a few miles from Westport. (Photo/Valerie Smith-Malin)
New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined the Democratic Women of Westport in New York. (Photo/Lisa Newman)
Several Westporters attended the march in Shelton, Connecticut. (Photo/Lauren MacNeill)
Mark and Debbie Ritter joined their daughter Emily (Staples High School Class of 2017, now at George Washington University) in DC — with, he says.”a million people (not fake news). It was a moving and powerful experience, even though we were 4 blocks from the stage.”
More Westport students add their voices to the protest. They’re lining up to march at New York’s Museum of Natural History. (Photo/Nicole Bonn)
Local resident Roseann Spengler in Hartford, with her grandchildren.
Former Westporter John Backiel traveled from Florida to Washington, DC for today’s protest. This sign caught his eye.
If you take photos at tonight’s candlelight vigil in Westport, please send them to “06880” (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to run some of the best ones tomorrow.