On Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets in a march against gun violence.
“March for our Lives” is in response to the shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida last month.
In the upstate, students organized their own march in downtown Greenville.
Protesters say it’s no longer a shock when children are killed in their classrooms.
Noah Sisto, 10 years old, marched with his parents and says he fears going to school.
“It makes me not want to go to school and that’s not something I want,” Sisto said.
Sisto says he supports common sense gun reform.
Counter protesters lined downtown streets fighting to protect the second amendment.
They say the solution to gun violence is arming teachers. They oppose gun control.
“We want to keep our children safe, but having gun bans is not the way to do that,” Sally Eastman said.
Sally Eastman is a gun rights advocate, she says it is her god given right to bear arms. Others say something has to be done to end the violence.
“It’s not about us trying to take people’s rights away it’s about all these deaths i’m more concerned with children dying,” Justice Richardson said.