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Twitter Facebook IOWA POSTS: Snow doesn't stop #MarchForOurLives

DES MOINES, Iowa - Despite heavy snow, #MarchForOurLives rallies went on in numerous cities in Iowa Saturday, and many reached out from the rallies onto social media across the state.

Across the nation rallies were staged.  Hundreds of thousands students, parents, and teachers are estimated to have marched in Washington D.C.  About 25-thousand rallied in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were shot to death a month ago in one of the nation's largest school shootings.

The rallies came out of a movement started by Parkland students of Marjorie Stoneman High School, and have built across the nation. 

The Saturday Twitter feed in Iowa was filled with Tweets from rally participants.  In Davenport, Iowa one student Tweeted:

This is our pre-march #MarchForOurLives rally in Davenport, Iowa, right now, with 8" of snow on the ground and growing. We don't care. This is not about attacking legal gun ownership. It's about this: the NRA's ownership of Congress *must* end *now*. 

In rural Rockwell City, about 100 miles northwest of the Des Moines metro area, ralley-goers planning to participate at the State Capitol in Des Moines got caught by the snowstorm and staged their own rally, and Tweeted:

The snow storm prevented us from traveling to the city, so we held our own  rally in rural Rockwell City, IA (pop 1500).    

Several Facebook Live videos turned up showing rallies in Iowa.  See Tweets, Facebook posts, photos, videos, and more below from several of the Iowa rallies.  

Facebook live video posted by supporters of Iowa State Capitol rally CLICK FOR VIDEO

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