More crowds head to Tallahassee to rally for gun control legislation
ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - People are loading up in buses in Orlando and heading to Tallahassee, as lawmakers continue to discuss gun legislation.
Fox 35 reporter Matthew Trezza was on scene this morning, as crowds gathered onto ten buses. He says the group, composed of more than 1,000 people, are going up there to rally state lawmakers for gun control legislation. The group includes several students from Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida.
The group plans to march and rally in Tallahassee before the State Senate holds a meeting regarding gun legislation. They also will attend senate committee meetings, during which bills to address gun laws and school safety will be discussed.
Gun control advocates were outraged recently when the State House of Representative voted to not bring the issue of assault weapons to the floor for discussion.
The Monday morning demonstration is led by former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, who's a Democratic candidate for Florida governor.
This is the second wave of protests in Tallahassee. Last week, thousands of people rallied at the Capitol.
Matthew Trezza reports that the students say this is not the last time their voices will be heard. On March 14th, they plan to hold a nationwide movement where students, teachers, and staff from schools walk out of class for 17 minutes starting at 10:00 a.m. to mark the 17 lives lost at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Some information from the Associated Press