Over 3,000 people gathered outside of the Oregon State Capitol for the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The student-led event called for stricter gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

Over 3,000 people gathered outside of the Oregon State Capitol for the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The student-led event called for stricter gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

Molly J. Smith/Statesman Journal

More than 3,000 people — three times the anticipated crowd — marched from Oregon’s Capitol into the streets of downtown Salem Saturday morning, demanding stricter gun laws. 

“Hey, hey, ho, ho — the NRA has got to go,” participants chanted. “No more silence; end gun violence.” 

More than 840 March For Our Lives rallies were held across the United States and other countries, including marches in Portland and Corvallis. The demonstrations happened less than two weeks after the national school walkouts on March 14.

And Salem was a major hub for Oregonians to join. 

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.