THOUSANDS of people are expected to turn out across the country on Saturday to call for tougher gun control measures following numerous horrific shootings this year.
Per permission from the National Park Service, the event begins at noon near the Washington Monument in Washington DC.
Organizers are expecting up to 50,000 attendees, the Washington Post reported.
Hundreds of sister marches and rallies will take place across the country, including in New York City, Milwaukee, Orlando and Los Angeles.
The call to action comes after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers.
In another shooting in Buffalo, New York, a gunman opened fire at a grocery store, killing 10 people, all black.
There have also been recent mass shootings at a hospital in Tulsa and a concrete molding company in Smithsburg, Maryland, killing and injuring several people.
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Where is the rally taking place?
The event begins at 12pm near the Washington Monument and organizers estimate that up to 50,000 people will attend.
Hundreds of sisters’ marches and rallies will take place across the country, including in New York City, Milwaukee, Orlando and Los Angeles, the Washington Post reported.
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