MILWAUKEE -- The March for Our Lives event sparked thousands to bring their fight for gun reform to downtown Milwaukee.
Organizers tell us more than 10,000 people attended. The route started at the courthouse and ended at Red Arrow Park -- about a mile away.
“It reminds me of the civil rights movement; it reminds of the gay rights movement because when young people stand up and when young people make a change, change is coming,” said Regan D’Arruda, a 16-year-old Milwaukee student.
With rallies in 800 locations in the nation and around the world, marchers are fed up with school shootings and want tougher gun laws.
Protestors say that this is not a red or blue problem, they say that this is a red, white and blue problem.
“This is going on for blocks; I think it’s definitely making an impact right now. The people are going to vote right after they march, it’s definitely making an impact,” said Deborah Lindberg from Milwaukee.
This movement is still raw for kids like Zoe Anderson, the student who came from Kenosha wanted to support hoping this message takes root from the streets of Milwaukee all the way to Madison and Washington D.C.
“We shouldn’t be dying this young, trying to get an education,” Anderson said.
Saturday’s local march was led by four students from both high school and college. Mayor Tom Barrett and Representative Gwen Moore were also there to support the kids.