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GLENS FALLS — People seeking to stop gun violence will hold a march and rally on Saturday at Glens Falls City Park.

The North Country March Against Gun Violence was organized by some concerned students and residents of the 21st Congressional District in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.

The event will take place beginning at noon.

People will march down South Street to Glen Street, then to Maple Street and back to the park. Some people may elect to go around the circle to the office of Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. There will be some speakers and live music. The event will take place until 4 p.m.

South Glens Falls High School senior Kevin Davidson, an organizer, said he wants people to come together to have some civil discussion on the issue. As a student, he is very concerned about gun violence.

“It’s basically learning in fear,” he said.

Resident Stephen Barrata is helping the students organize the event to show support for the cause of preventing gun violence in the North Country.

“It was important to show that there was another side to the issue,” he said.

All the candidates for the 21st Congressional District have been invited, according to Davidson.

Organizations that are supporting the march include the League of Women Voters Saratoga, Democracy for America-Warren County chapter, Democratic Socialists of America, Unitarian University of Glens Falls, Everytown for Gun Safety local chapter, Moms Demand Action local chapter and Saratoga Progressive Action.

Michael Goot covers the city of Glens Falls, the town and village of Lake George and other northern Warren County communities. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.

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