Madison marchers stand in solidarity with Florida shooting victims

MADISON (WKOW) -- Dozens of people in Madison spent their Wednesday night bundled and huddled in solidarity with those hurting in Florida after the recent mass shooting at a high school. 

"I was just like really devastated to be honest. It was terrible," said Nay Honain, a UW-Madison junior who was attending the vigil on campus. 

Many attendees lit candles as they spent nearly an hour listening to a number of speakers, some of whom graduated from the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed on Feb. 14. 

"The fact that like so many students just one day showed up at school and didn't end up leaving -- is just incredibly disastrous," said Honain. 

"I was shook to hear how some people are some people are directly involved," said Allysa Loo, a UW-Madison sophomore who was also at the vigil. 

The group of marchers were escorted by police up State Street, walking in silence as they hoped to be heard when it comes to gun reform.

"In order to save people we should find ways to prevent violence and weapons of violence because otherwise we're just going to go into this spiral of death and just terror in general," said Honain. 

And so they marched, hoping this time will be the last. But for some, there's still doubt.

"I know we still have to keep fighting even though that change doesn't happen right now," said Loo. 

A community shattered thousands of miles away, but another one in Madison, sending its message to lawmakers. 

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