PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Holding posters and demanding change, young people gathered outside the State House in Providence on Sunday.
The demonstration came ahead of the one year anniversary of the national March for Our Lives rally, the movement led by survivors of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead.
Organizers at the Providence rally took a moment to remember Sydney Aiello, who took her life this week after surviving the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.
“It just goes to show how deeper-rooted this issue show it’s not just about 1 mass shooting or 1 act of gun violence it’s something that affects everyone’s like entire life span,” Catherine Raymond, March for Our Lives Rhode Island Co-Founder, said.
The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on several gun control bills this week. Second Amendment supporters who filled the State House beforehand argued the legislation targets law-abiding gun owners.