REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — More than 1,000 people — from students to senior citizens — gathered in a beach town in Delaware to protest gun violence.

The Rehoboth Beach crowd took part Saturday in March for Our Lives, the student-led protests in Washington, D.C. and in cities around the country.

The News Journal reports that the group observed a moment of silence for all those killed by gun violence. Children held up signs with the names of the 17 students and educators killed in last month’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Jasmine Finney, a 7th-grader at Beacon Middle School, challenged the idea that younger children don’t understand what is happening when a school shooting occurs. She said: “We are never too young to understand when a life has been taken away.”

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,