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Newtown residents join gun control march on Washington

On Saturday about 100 residents from Newtown, Conn., along with thousands of protesters, will rally in support of gun control legislation on the National Mall. 

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Gun rights and gun control advocates demonstrate in the Pennsylvania Capital building Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Harrisburg, Pa. Residents of Newtown, Conn. are expected to march in support of gun control in Washington on Saturday.

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Residents from Newtown, Conn., are joining a march on Washington for gun control on Saturday with parents, pastors, survivors of gun violence and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Organizers said they are expecting thousands of participants for the rally on the National Mall, including about 100 from Newtown and buses from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. Others are flying in from Seattle, San Francisco and even Alaska. They will gather Saturday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool at 10 a.m. and will begin marching down Constitution Avenue toward the Washington Monument at 11 a.m. A rally is planned on the monument grounds at noon.

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