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Brother of Chicago gun-violence victim addresses the march

Trevon Bosley, a Chicago teenager who lost his brother to gun violence, led the crowd in a chant: “Everyday shootings are everyday problems.”

“I’m here to speak for those youth who fear they may be shot while going to the gas station, the movies, the bus stop, to church or even to and from school,” Bosley said. “I’m here to speak for those Chicago youth who feel their voices have been silenced for far too long. And I’m here to speak on behalf of everyone who believes a child getting shot and killed in Chicago or any other city is still a not-acceptable norm.”

Bosley cited grim statistics from Chicago: Since 2006, more than 5,850 people have been fatally shot in the city, he said. Since 2012, more than 16,000 people have been shot there.

Live coverage: March for Our Lives
Thousands pack Pennsylvania Avenue as seen from the sixth floor of the Newseum on Saturday in Washington. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in the nation’s capital Saturday for the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence rally organized by survivors of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.

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