WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student David Hogg addresses the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, including students, teachers and parents gathered in Washington for the anti-gun violence rally organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead. More than 800 related events are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Parkland survivor to join 50-mile march against gun violence in Massachusetts 

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David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, and Manuel Oliver, the father of victim Joaquin Oliver, will take part in the march that starts Thursday in Worcester and ends Aug. 26 with a rally at gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson. 

“The march and rally aim to keep gun reform issues in the national spotlight and to draw attention to the fact that young people feel unsafe in their neighborhoods, classrooms, movie theaters, restaurants and homes,” organizers said in a release

Organizers targeted the gun maker for its “contribution to daily gun violence in communities across the country."

Organizers include Stop Handgun Violence, March For Our Lives: Boston and 50 Miles More. 

Smith & Wesson declined to comment to the Associated Press.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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