LAS VEGAS — The Latest on gun control rallies in Nevada (all times local):
Hundreds of people galvanized by a movement for gun safety reforms are rallying in Reno.
KRNV-TV in Reno reports a crowd in the hundreds converged on the streets of downtown Saturday to march around 11:30 a.m.
Demonstrators started at the Bruce R. Thompson Federal Building and ended at the Believe Plaza.
The “March for Our Lives” rally was held in solidarity with hundreds of similar rallies across the U.S.
The demonstrations are a reaction to an outcry from students who survived a Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people.
Thousands of anti-gun protesters have flooded the streets of downtown Las Vegas, not far from the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history last year.
Demonstrators started the March for Our Lives rally Saturday morning at the Smith Center concert hall and then walked to City Hall, led by several students banging on drums.
Many held up signs and their fists chanting “Enough is enough.”
Survivors the Oct. 1 shooting at a country music festival on the Vegas Strip that killed 58 people were also in the crowd.
The student organizers of the Las Vegas demonstration say they were inspired by high school students in Parkland, Florida, who turned their own mass shooting last month into a call for action.