Hundreds rally downtown at Lexington's March For Our Lives

Published: Mar. 24, 2018 at 10:34 PM EDT
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It was a march to save lives happening in many cities across the United States, including in Lexington.

Saturday hundreds filed into Fayette County's courthouse square. Students took center stage.

"It really scares me a lot and I wish I could go to school without fear of a shooting," McKayla Weaver, a student organizer of March For Our Lives, said. "I should be thankful that I'm able to get an education, not thankful that I'm able to go home after school."

Lexington joins hundreds of cities across the nation rallying for the same cause - putting a stop to gun violence.

Weaver said, "It makes me really happy and it makes me ecstatic to see there are people who want to take action and help make a change."

"We've had enough," Tamara Coleman said. "I'm tired of having to see other parents bury their children it's not fair." She knows that feeling all too well.

"I've lost my daughter and my grandson to gun violence and enough is enough. Something has to be done."

She's now finds hope in students taking a stand.

There were speeches Saturday afternoon, poems and song. Then the crowd took it to the streets, carrying signs naming each murder victim from the last two years in Kentucky. On that list was Maryiah Coleman and her unborn son, Jakobe.

"I'm tired of crying tears for other families. I'm tired of crying my own tears," Coleman said. "We've got to put the guns down and say we want a peaceful life."

Coleman is hosting a rally April 21 for Marsy's Law, which is on the ballot in November.