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Marjory Stoneman Douglas students gather in DC, prepare for march

Posted at 7:16 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-24 09:53:38-04

Right now, students, parents, and teachers are gathering in our nation's capital for the March for Our Lives.

Stoneman Douglas students are among them.

It was a quiet Friday on Capitol Hill just hours away from the much anticipated march.

"Anticipating it has been nerve-racking, but being here is amazing," said Julia Salomone, a senior at MSD.

She and her younger sister Lindsey, a freshman at Douglas, both flew in Friday.

"It's surreal, I didn't think it would happen," said Lindsey.

Many greeted them as they wore their school colors.

"The support is overwhelming," said Julia.

"I just think the support is really important, but also it doesn't happen again so nobody else has to go through it," said Lindsey.

They joined dozens of other Douglas students,

Friday morning, many met with lawmakers and even former Vice President Joe Biden.

Now the stage is set for tomorrow.

"What lawmakers need to understand is that we're never going to stop talking about it," said Julia.

Organizers are estimating 500,000 people at the Washington, D.C. March for Our Lives.