VIDEO: Steamboat stages peaceful ‘March For Our Lives’ protest
March 25, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Protestors lined both sides of Lincoln Avenue in front of the Routt County Courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs Saturday evening to mark the national "March For Our Lives" event with a peaceful protest.
Teenagers, families with children and senior citizens held signs, chanted and encouraged drivers to honk in support of their gun control and school safety message. Some of the signs read, "Books not Bullets," "Enough", "Not One More," "Never Again," "Arm Teachers with Resources Not Guns" and "I Vote 2026."
The demonstration was organized by student leaders at Steamboat Springs High School, who also led a school walkout March 14 that honored the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The Steamboat "March For Our Lives" gathering was one of more than 800 held across the country.
Another walkout is planned at Steamboat Springs High School on April 20 to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.