TILLAMOOK, OR - About 120 people participated in Saturday's March For Our Lives march and rally, which started at Goodspeed Park and ended at Tillamook High School. The march and rally was part of a nation wide march to end gun violence in our nations schools.
Events in Tillamook began with a vigil that was held on 2nd Street between Main and Pacific. About 30 people participated in the 2nd Street vigil before heading to Goodspeed Park. As the group of 30 arrived at Goodspeed Park, it quickly grew to over 100 people. Shortly after noon, the march began heading down 3rd Street toward downtown Tillamook. As the march wound through town, the sounds of drums and chants of "Go Away NRA" could be herd from marchers.
The march came to and end at Tillamook High School where a brief rally was held and the event organizers thanked all who participated in the march. David McCall, a candidate for County Commissioner who participated in the march said, "I thought this event was really important because it actually has got the people moving out, the interest of the people starting with the high school students organizing all the way up through their parents and their grandparents" McCall continued with, "We’ve got people throughout the county that have come out today to participate in the march. It’s true it’s not a march with thousands of people like you might have in Portland, but for Tillamook this is very significant and, you know, it really shows people are dedicated and this is an important cause. It’s something that all our politicians should be paying attention to.”