A powerful chant beckoning “no more guns” broke out during a vigil Thursday night which was honoring the victims of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.
The vigil, which took place in Parkland, Florida, was attended by thousands of people, according to reports, including several politicians and local officials.
At one point during the vigil, chants erupted for “no more guns!” among the thousands of attendees.
— Matthew Vann (@MPVann) February 15, 2018
Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who represents a neighboring district, spoke at the vigil to offer her advice for the attendees to get more involved in politics in the aftermath of the shooting.
“We must hold other people’s elected officials accountable. We must make sure that they hear us,” she said.
“We will help lead you to help other communities elect people who will do the right thing, who will make sure no one’s families ever have to go through this again.”
The vigil follows the aftermath of a deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this past Wednesday in which 17 people were gunned down. The suspected shooter, a former student at the school, was taken into custody following the shooting.
Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords has lashed out against lawmakers’ response to the shooting, calling on Congress to push through a gun control legislation while declaring that if Congress doesn’t act, “American voters must.”
Senator Chris Murphy also reacted to the shooting by stating that such incidents only occur in the U.S. “as a consequence of our inaction.”
“No more guns!” people chant pic.twitter.com/1LzFKNjzNl
— Remy Smidt (@remysmidt) February 16, 2018