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WATCH: Houston Students Join Nation In ‘March For Our Lives’ Protests

Turner spoke Saturday morning at a rally at Tranquillity Park as part of the nationwide “March for Our Lives” following deadly gunfire last month at a school in Parkland, Florida

  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • “Enough is enough. Make America safe again,“ Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.  (Photo Credit: Photo via Twitter @SylvesterTurner)
    “Enough is enough. Make America safe again,“ Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. (Photo Credit: Photo via Twitter @SylvesterTurner)
  • “This is a defining moment for our City , our state and our nation. You are making a difference,“ Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.  (Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/SylvesterTurner)
    “This is a defining moment for our City , our state and our nation. You are making a difference,“ Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. (Photo Credit: https://twitter.com/SylvesterTurner)
  • Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo keeps a watchful eye to ensure all is safe during the March For our Lives Rally in Tranquility Park in Houston.  (Photo Credit: Photo via Twitter @houstonpolice )
    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo keeps a watchful eye to ensure all is safe during the March For our Lives Rally in Tranquility Park in Houston. (Photo Credit: Photo via Twitter @houstonpolice )
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into Houston's downtown on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • When action is needed to protect our youth from violence, the people must move forward, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Twitter.  (Photo Credit: Photo via Twitter @SylvesterTurner)
    When action is needed to protect our youth from violence, the people must move forward, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Twitter. (Photo Credit: Photo via Twitter @SylvesterTurner)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
    Summoned by high school students swept up in school violence, people swarmed into downtown Houston on Saturday to march for gun control. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media. (Photo Credit: Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media)
  • Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo at the 'March for our lives' rally in Houston. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media (Photo Credit: Matthew Prendergast/Houston Public Media)
    Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo at the 'March for our lives' rally in Houston. Photo by Matthew Prendergast | Houston Public Media (Photo Credit: Matthew Prendergast/Houston Public Media)
  • U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and student organizers lead the "March for Our Lives", an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Houston, Texas. (Photo Credit: Loren Elliott/Reuters)
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and student organizers lead the "March for Our Lives", an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Houston, Texas. (Photo Credit: Loren Elliott/Reuters)

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told several thousand people demonstrating for stricter gun control that adults have a responsibility to stand up and protect all children.

Turner spoke Saturday morning at a rally at Tranquillity Park as part of the nationwide “March for Our Lives” following deadly gunfire last month at a school in Parkland, Florida.

Turner chanted with the crowd “Now is the time” to “Do the right thing.”

Some Houston demonstrators carried American flags. Others displayed signs with slogans including: “Enough is Enough” and “Never Again.” Another handmade poster said: “I Teach— Arm Me With Books, Not Bullets.”

Houston police tweeted an image of Chief Art Acevedo at the march.

Similar rallies were planned at numerous other Texas cities, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso.

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