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Anika Nayak (center) from Somerville led marchers to Boston Common.

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Protesters marched through Boston.

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The Boston event is one of many national demonstrations.

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Protesters held signs in Madison Park in Roxbury.

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Counter-protesters were at Boston Common, with police.

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Gun rights demonstrators also gathered.

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Boston’s march began at Madison Park school.

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Protersters walked toward Boston Common.

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A speaker used a megaphone outside the Madison Park school.

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Demonstrators gathered in Roxbury Saturday before the march.

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A demonstrator penned a message on her hands in Washington, D.C.

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A sea of people materialized in Washington, D.C., Saturday.

signs of the march

//[1].jpg ‘Guns don’t kill people, umm... yes they do’ and more from today’s protest signs in Boston

The march, which drew a lot of young people, featured creative signs from protesters.

At Boston Common, thousands protest against gun violence

The March for Our Lives Boston arrived at Boston Common for a rally that thousands were expected to attend.

Demonstrators gathered in Roxbury before the planned march to Boston Common.

Live updates

Minute-by-minute updates from the ‘March For Our Lives’ rally in Boston

Demonstrators are protesting for change after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that claimed 17 lives.

People arrive for the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to take to the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday in the biggest protest for gun control in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KammNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands gather in Washington, other US cities for anti-gun protests

Demonstrations happened in Washington, D.C., and in cities ranging from Parkland, Fla., to Concord. N.H.


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03/22/18 -- Boston, MA -- Tom Reyes poses for a portrait while deleting Facebook off of his phone, on March 22, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. ()

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