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Baltimore students lead large crowd through downtown in protest against gun violence

Baltimore students lead large crowd through downtown in protest against gun violence

Students from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute led a large crowd that stretched through blocks of downtown, through the Inner Harbor, for a local version of the national March For Our Lives protest Saturday.

The crowd nearly filled War Memorial Plaza outside City Hall on Saturday morning in a rally supporting stricter gun laws and safer schools — and communities.

“This should have been resolved after Columbine, after Sandy Hook … It is time we say enough is enough,” 15-year-old march organizer Anna Hilger told the crowd, referring to previous mass shootings at schools. Hilger, a freshman at Poly, said she began planning the local march in February, and in that limited time,...

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