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More than a thousand people—some carrying coffins the size of children—as well as several Texas politicians, including Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, gathered in the street from the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston on Friday to protest gun violence , according To reportsJust three days after an 18-year-old fire killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

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The event was attended by several activist groups including Black Lives Matter Houston, Individual Houston, Moms Demand Action, Texas American Federation of Teachers and the March for Our Lives.

O’Rourke Told Protesters, “Time for us to stop the next mass shooting” “It’s right now, right here, today.”

Rape. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) blocked gun control legislation in Congress and called on the NRA to “revoke itself.”

Video Show a group of children standing on a platform across the street from the site of an NRA convention with photos and names of Uvalde shooting victims around their necks, a sign saying “Am I next?”

other did Holding small coffins and signs, he said, “Protect our children, not the guns!”

Former President Donald Trump and Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz are set to speak at the event, but several politicians and actors canceled their appearances after the shooting, including Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) – who is still will appear at the conference. Virtually-Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) as well as “American Pie” singer Don McLean.

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