Protests in favor of tighter restrictions on gun-ownership are taking place across the US. Hundreds of thousands attended the main demonstration in Washington DC. The protest was organized by students who survived the Parkland school shooting.
Two teenagers killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. The attack lingers in the popular imagination as the first in a string of modern-day school shootings in the United States.
Thousands turned out for the latest round of "Fridays for Future" protests with Greta Thunberg in Rome. The young activist admitted she may be "naive" for hoping that "we fix the climate and the ecological crisis."
The military seized power earlier this month from President Omar al-Bashir. Protesters campaigning for a return to civilian rule have called off talks with the interim leaders, urging supporters to step up their rallies.
Police said demonstrators had caused "serious disruptions to public transport, local businesses and Londoners." Activists blocked bridges and major road junctions, demanding the government declare a climate emergency.
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