At March For Our Lives in Berlin, students and teachers bring fight for gun control to U.S. Embassy’s doorstep

Photo by Sylvia Cunningham


The Never Again movement, started by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, has touched people far beyond the borders of the United States. On Saturday, as March For Our Lives rallies took place in states across the U.S., students, parents, and teachers joined at the Brandenburg Gate to show solidarity.

Chris Sauca, the youth caucus chair for Democrats Abroad Berlin, spoke to the Berlin crowd with a message for Washington: “It’s time to step up or it’s time to step down.” He said the number of student deaths in school shootings over the past few decades is unacceptable.

Sauca told KCRW Berlin, “The fact that you have kids here, like 10-year-olds with their parents protesting gun laws? A 10-year-old kid should not have to come to the Embassy and be like, I don’t want to get shot.”

Photo by Sylvia Cunningham.