Student activists marched from Madison Park High School to Boston Common Saturday as part of a nationwide demonstration calling for more stringent gun laws. 

 

Organizers of Saturday's march, which was a sister event of the national March for Our Lives movement, was estimated to have drawn as much as 50,000 protesters to Boston Common, where protesters rallied and heard from speakers. Their main goal — to motivate lawmakers to step up and do something gun violence; not just talk about it. 

 

"We just need them to take action, that’s their only role in this," 16-year-old Vikiana Petit-Homme, a Boston Latin Academy student, told Metro last week.

 

March for Our Lives drew protesters in several cities across the U.S., including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The event was organized in the wake of the Parkland school shooting on Feb. 14 in which 17 people were killed.