Burlingame’s activists took to the streets to call for more gun control in Burlingame’s March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24.
The march was organized by Cindy Sohn and Katherine Gerster of the Burlingame Mothers’ Club. The march was in conjunction with the Burlingame Mothers’ Club.
Sohn and Gerster said the march, which drew about 400 participants, began at 10 a.m. at the picnic area of Washington Park. While gathered at Washington Park, participants listened to speakers, including freshman Kayla Bierman, and practiced a chant.
From Washington Park, the march proceeded up Burlingame Avenue, turned left on Primrose Road, and came back down Howard Avenue before congregating briefly at the Burlingame Train Station. Marchers stayed on the sidewalks, and had police escorts hold traffic at intersections.
“We’re so happy that so many moms and kids and families are here to support this. We need change,” Sohn said of the turnout.
Gerster and Sohn said they began planning the march one month prior, yet had the majority of participants register in the 48 hours before the march was set to take place.
“We are so excited that there was such a great turnout,” Gerster said. She said that she initially had the idea for a local march because she has a four-year-old, and did not think she would be able to make it to the San Francisco march. Gerster also said she would like to continue organizing local events like the March for Our Lives.
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