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March For Our Lives to protest the need for school safety

Davenport, Iowa - Millions of people are expected to demand changes to prevent more school shootings Saturday in a national March For Our Lives.

That includes people in the Quad Cities.

More than 800 marches are expected to take place this weekend.

In Davenport, Stand with the Kids Quad Cities is organizing a local march at Vander Veer Park Saturday, March 24 starting at 2:30 p.m.

Parents and students are helping to organize the event.

They said even with predictions of bad weather it is essential for them to show resolve and commitment to seeking change. 

Davenport junior Kate Kealey said, "Kid's at least at my school believe that since we live in Davenport Iowa, it doesn't make a difference because we're kind of one of the smaller states to do it and smaller towns. It is really important because we have to show that everyone in the country wants to see some kind of change, no matter what that is."

Kealey said she got involved after helping to organize the school work last week.

A March For Our Lives event will also be held Friday, March 23 in Galesburg starting at 6:30 p.m.

There are also marches Saturday at the Muscatine County Courthouse in Muscatine starting at 3 p.m and in Clinton, the march will gather at River View City Park beginning at 4 p.m.


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