'Fight For Your Lives' Speech Mesmerizes March for Our Lives' Rally

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Mar 25, 2018

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Emma Gonzalez is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She took the audience by storm when she spoke at the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.Gonzalez was in class at her school on February 14 when a gunman opened fire.14 students and three staff members were killed in the violence.After the shooting, Gonzalez and other student survivors of the massacre began working to contact politicians, enact legislative change, and organize a march. The march attracted thousands upon thousands in Washington.Gonzalez began her speech on Saturday by recounting the shooting at her school.She said, "Six minutes and about 20 seconds. In a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken from us, 15 were injured, and everyone in the Douglas community was forever altered."She ended her impassioned and eloquent speech telling protester to, "Fight for your lives before it's somebody else's job."


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