Democrats Abroad Ireland, as well as U.S. gun reform organizations Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, will protest outside the US embassy in Dublin on March 24.

A sister rally to “March for our Lives” taking place in Washington D.C. on March 24 will be held outside the US embassy in Dublin on the same day. Democrats Abroad Ireland, as well as U.S. gun reform organizations Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, are coming together in Ireland in solidarity with the planned protest urging for gun reform in the USA.

Meeting at 3pm on March 24 outside of the Dublin embassy in Ballsbridge, the march will run until 5.30pm, as concerned citizens from Ireland, America, and around the world come together to display their anger about firearm laws in the US in the wake of the tragic Florida school shooting in which 17 people died.

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Tens of thousands are expected to gather in the US Capitol on March 24 “to push lawmakers to pass common-sense gun reform legislation,” said the Dublin group in a statement. The sister event is hoping to add to the pressure placed on lawmakers by the US march.

“We are rallying to show global support for the movement taking hold in the U.S. after the Parkland, Florida shooting that killed 17 people, to show the U.S. government that the world is watching, to fight for our right to safety in the U.S., and to hold lawmakers accountable and demonstrate that the majority of voters want gun reform now,” continued the statement.

Speakers at the event will include Greg Johnson of Democrats Abroad Ireland and Mary Farley of Moms Demand Action, and further information on gun reform and voter registration will also be available.

You can find out more information about the rally on the Facebook event here.

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A Dublin-based March for our Lives will be held outside the US Embassy on March 24 in solidarity with the march in Washington D.C. iStock