Busloads Head From Chicago To Washington's 'March For Our Lives'

Bob Roberts
March 23, 2018 - 7:29 pm
Chicagoans March For Our Lives

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Busloads of Chicago-area teens and their chaperones are on their way to Washington to protest gun violence and demand changes.

The Rev. Bonnie Perry of All Saints Episcopal Church sees much religious symbolism in scheduling the march over Palm Sunday weekend.

“I make the comparison to Palm Sunday, to Jesus going into Jerusalem, speaking truth to power, and making this not just a march but a spiritual pilmigrage,” she said.

Angelica Flint is one of the teens traveling by bus from Ravenswood to Washington for the rally. She said the slaughter on Chicago’s streets must stop.

“If we elect people and we use our voices and this platform and this publicity that we already have we can make a change,” she said.

All Saints sent two buses. Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich blessed several other busloads organized by St. Sabina Pastor Michael Pfleger.