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Randolph H.S. senior Caitlyn Dempsey addresses the Morristown March for Our Lives, march 24, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Randolph H.S. senior Caitlyn Dempsey addresses the Morristown March for Our Lives, march 24, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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They want to be students. Not targets.

That was the overarching theme delivered by high school students who organized Saturday’s March for Our Lives in Morristown to demand a ban on assault weapons and other gun law reforms.

Police estimated the crowd at 13,000. If you could not attend, here is video of some of the speeches, and comments from the House Minority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland.

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Here is text of some of the speeches:

Bella Bhimani, Mendham H.S., lead organizer

Isabella Bosrock, West Morris Mendham H.S.

Caitlyn Dempsey, Randolph H.S.

Mia Paone, Chatham H.S.

And here is a slideshow of photos submitted by Morristown Green readers Alexandra Fisher (Morristown High ’21), James Stevenson and Bob DeCroce:

Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Alexandra Fisher
High school organizers lead the Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Bob DeCroce
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Alexandra Fisher
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Bob DeCroce
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Alexandra Fisher
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Bob DeCroce
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Alexandra Fisher
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Alexandra Fisher
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Alexandra Fisher
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Bob DeCroce
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Bob DeCroce
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo by Bob DeCroce
The Rev. Alison Miller of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, at the Morristown March for at Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
Morristown March for Our Lives 2018. Photo courtesy of James Stevenson
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