Anti-gun violence supporters gathered at St. Sabina Parish Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois to demand gun reform on Friday, June 15 for an annual rally and peace march organized by the church.
This year’s event was the kickoff of March For Our Lives’ #RoadToChange, a 50 city tour to get young people registered and motivated to vote. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student activists Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg were present along with local Chicago activists and celebrities with whom they shared the spotlight.
Photojournalist Sebastián Hidalgo captured these scenes from the rally.
Residents began to peek through their apartment windows as the anti-gun violence supporters began to chant, “Whose streets? Our Streets!” as the rally moved through Chicago’s South Side neighborhood of Gresham.
As supporters began to march, the voices of activists chanting, “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” and the gentle cheers of children quickly filled the streets. Family members who lose their loved ones to gun violence held portraits of them with details of their murder.