Thousands of protesters are gathering across the U.S to call for stricter gun laws in the wake of last month’s mass shooting in Texas.

Gun safety group March For Our Lives founded by survivors of the 2018 Parkland school shooting said some 450 rallies were planned for yesterday.

It said it would not let politicians “sit back” as people continue to die.U.S President Joe Biden backed the protests, calling on Congress to “pass common sense gun safety legislation”.

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in the 24 May shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.

That attack, and another days earlier in Buffalo, New York, in which 10 people were killed, has led to renewed calls for action on gun control in the U.S.Rallies are being held in cities including Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Credit: BBC

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