AL SHARPTON TO HAVE RALLY AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
A survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting joined Rev. Al Sharpton over the weekend to announce a rally will take place in June, right in front of President Trump's Manhattan apartment to protest gun violence eased by access to assault weapons. Aalayah Eastmond, a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School, joined city high school students to speak at Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem for the minister's weekly Saturday meetings.
16-year-old Eastmond was in class Feb. 14 when a gunman fired through a window, eventually killing 17 people in her school. "I was one of the students that had to cover herself with one of her dead classmates to survive," she said. The June 2 rally which is at the beginning of New York state's Gun Violence Awareness Month, will start at Trump International Tower on Columbus Circle and proceed toward Fifth Avenue and Trump Tower, where Trump has an apartment that has been his longtime home.