March For Our Lives: Tens of thousands rally for stricter US gun laws

Thousands of protesters have rallied across the US to call for stricter gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings.

Hundreds of marchers raised slogans such as "I want freedom from being shot".

US President Joe Biden backed the protest, calling on Congress to "pass common sense gun safety legislation."

Nevertheless, Republicans are likely to eliminate the possibility of a legal change.

On May 24, nineteen children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Rob's Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.

That attack, and another day earlier in Buffalo, New York, that killed 10 people, have sparked renewed calls for action on gun control in America.

On Saturday, the gun safety group March for Our Lives - founded by survivors of the 2018 Parkland school shooting in Florida

About 450 rallies will be organized across the country including Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The group said it would not let politicians "sit back" because people would keep dying.