During a rally on Tuesday, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the city will be providing free buses to students who wish to attend the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., that is scheduled to take place March 24.
In addition to the buses, the city will provide T-shirts and lunches for the students.
“It is all about hearing the voices of young people,” Pugh said before announcing the city would be “taking 60 buses” to the nation's capital. Her announcement was met with cheers and applause from the crowd.
Pugh further said she wants to have at least 3,000 students to represent the city in Washington, D.C.
Today students across Baltimore City Marched to City Hall to bring attention to the issue of gun violence. @Darryl_De_Sousa members of the City Council & I met with the students outside to show our support. I was so proud to see youth united for a great cause #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/ZFoBV854e0
— Mayor Catherine Pugh (@MayorPugh50) March 6, 2018
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa also voiced his support:
— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) March 6, 2018