Emma Gonzalez’s March For Our Lives speech silences the roaring crowd
You’re going to remember this speech for a long time.
At Saturday’s March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., Parkland activist Emma Gonzalez stood silently crying at the podium for six minutes and 20 seconds — the amount of time it took for a shooter to steal the lives of 17 of her classmates.
“In a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us, 15 were injured, and everyone, absolutely everyone, was forever altered,” she said. “Everyone who was there understands. Everyone who has been touched by the cold grip of gun violence understands.”