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March for Our Lives comes to Covington
Protesters take to downtown square Saturday
The nationwide March for Our Lives rally comes to downtown Covington, Ga., on Saturday, March 24, 2018 - photo by Bill Cobham

COVINGTON, Ga. - The March for Our Lives protest in favor of reforming the nation's gun laws included a rally downtown.

Dozens of people gathered in the Covington square on Saturday to advocate for stricter gun laws.

The rally was one of many held across the nation in the wake of the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.

People attending the local march read the names of the Parkland victims and chanted "Enough is enough" after each name was called.

Students at Eastside and Newton high schools walked out of class for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims on March 14, and at the same time a small group of people rallied on the square.