Gallery: “To make a difference, we must take a stand,” March for Our Lives

By Brian Munoz, Photography and Multimedia Editor

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  • Maria Maring, left, and Alexis Jones, both of Carbondale, march down Main Street on Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to "stop the fear in schools." (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Janet Bixler, of El Dorado, Illinois, listens to event speakers on Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to "stop the fear in schools." "It's important that the children are able to be safe in schools," Biller said. "We don't need armed groups of people walking our streets ÐÊwe have a right to be safe." (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Alexis Jones, a Carbondale Community High School student and event organizer, speaks on gun legislation Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Deion Smith, a sophomore studying cinema from St. Louis, Missouri, marches down the strip Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to "stop the fear in schools." (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Gene Basanta comforts his wife Laura Basanta, both of Murphysboro, as the names of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre victims are read aloud Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to stop the fear in schools. "(Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Keagan Schlosser, right, of Carbondale, marches on Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to "stop the fear in schools." "This is effecting students around the world," Schlosser said. "To make a difference, we must take a stand." (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Alexis Jones, a Carbondale Community High School student and event organizer, chants while marching down the strip Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in Carbondale. (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • A demonstrator holds up a peace sign at passing cars Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to "stop the fear in schools." (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Emma Byrd, a Carbondale Community High School junior protests down the strip, Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to "stop the fear in schools." (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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  • Heather Smith, of Carbondale, waits for march activities to begin Saturday, March 24, 2018, during the "March for Our Lives" demonstration in downtown Carbondale. Organizers called on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws and to "stop the fear in schools." (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

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Photography and Multimedia editor Brian Muñoz can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @BrianMMunoz.

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