They’ll take to the streets at the March 24 student-led protests

On Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., the March for Our Lives demonstration to end gun violence and mass shootings will begin in Washington, D.C. and sister marches in 837 cities around the world. Hundreds of thousands of young people are expected to participate in this student-led movement that began after an armed teen killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. But students won’t be the only ones marching.

Many adults over 50 will take to the streets to show their support, joining forces with what may mark the highest level of student-led activism since the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s. Here are four stories of the older activists and how they’re working with younger ones.

Read more at Next Avenue.

Published: March 22, 2018