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Thousands In Fairfield County Join 'March For Our Lives' Protests

Newtown High School student Jackson Mittelman speaks at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.
Newtown High School student Jackson Mittelman speaks at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Contributed

Thousands of Fairfield residents participated in March For Our Lives events protesting gun violence on Saturday, which coincided with the massive rally organized by students throughout the county attended by more than half a million in Washington, D.C.

Among the speakers at the rally in the nation's capital were survivors of the 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The Newtown students carried a banner that read, "Newtown High School Stands With Stoneman Douglas," referring to the high school in Parkland, Florida in which 17 were killed in the Feb. 14 shooting.

“After Parkland, we feel hope,” Newtown High School student Jackson Mittelman told the crowd. “After the media trucks leave, we will stand by you.”

March For Our Lives events in Fairfield County were held in Stamford,  Westport and Shelton.

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