March for Our Lives: Chicago youth featured at rally in D.C.

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Chicago youth speak at March for Our Lives in D.C.
The March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C., featured many young Chicagoans.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Trevon Bosley, 19, was back to classes on Monday at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, but over the weekend the Chicago youth spoke to thousands at the March for Our Lives rally in D.C.

Bosley was among a handful of Chicago youth who joined students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed last month during a mass shooting.

About 850,000 people attended the D.C. rally.

"I'm not going to lie, I was nervous. My plan was to look past the crowd, but the crowd never stopped," Bosley said.

Bosley talked about the murder of his eldest brother, who was shot while leaving church on April 4, 2006.

Beyond the marches, he wants to see young people take action, including registering to vote.

"We need people to vote in our communities," Bosley said. "We need resources. That's really big because you can't get people off the streets, jobs or anything like that unless we have the resources to do so."