Portraits: Young marchers say they want change


Greta Dembroski, 18, a freshman at the University of Minnesota
1 Listen Greta Dembroski, 18, a freshman at the University of Minnesota, said "I'm not gonna accept that our legislation is gonna provide assistance to people who want to kill others." 
Kimberly Campl holds a drawing she made.
2 Listen Kimberly Campl, a 19-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, holds a drawing she made. "It symbolizes the peace that I want," Campl said. 
Nicodemous Johnson, 4, watches as protestors go by.
3 Listen Nicodemous Johnson, 4, watches as protestors go by. His mom, Elle, said she's scared but hopeful. 
Stillwater High School juniors Grace Wirkkala, left, and Amy Macelin.
4 Listen Stillwater High School juniors Grace Wirkkala, left, and Amy Macelin stand for a portrait. 
Joann Ukpokoll, 19, a student at University of Wisconsin River Falls
5 Listen Joann Ukpokoll, 19, a student at University of Wisconsin River Falls, at the march. 
Seventh grader Matteo Beach stands on the steps of the State Capitol.
6 Listen Seventh grader Matteo Beach stands on the steps of the march and rally. "I do not want to see, like, people dead," Beach said. 
Tommy Tran, 18, a student at Century College in White Bear
7 Listen Tommy Tran, 18, a student at Century College in White Bear, Minn., said "The guns now are way more capable of harm and way more dangerous." 
Eleven-year-old Tori King stands for a portrait.
8 Listen Eleven-year-old Tori King said, "It breaks my heart that people die." 
Braden Sydor, 18, from East Ridge High School
9 Listen Braden Sydor, 18, from East Ridge High School, said "This generation is creating a lot of change and shaking things up." 
Parker Sydor, 18, from East Ridge High School
10 Listen Parker Sydor, 18, from East Ridge High School, where he said there have been multiple threats to his school recently. 
18-year-old Kimani Hogan marches up Wabasha Street.
11 Listen "My sister is about to start kindergarten," 18-year-old Kimani Hogan says is her inspiration for marching as she heads to the State Capitol with thousands of others. 
Jazmin Weidell, 18, from Woodbury High School
12 Listen Jazmin Weidell, 18, from Woodbury High School, said she registered to vote at the march. "It just makes me feel more relieved being able to see all these people that are fighting for a cause that has to happen." 
Nicole Reiling marches toward the State Capitol.
13 ListenNicole Reiling's outfit came together with "the army surplus store and a little creativity" she said while marching to the State Capitol. 
Julide Sengil, 18, from Woodbury High School
14 Listen Julide Sengil, 18, from Woodbury High School. Her cousins live in the same district where the Sandy Hook shooting took place, and said they were traumatized by the event. "I want to vote people in that will do something, that will make change," she said. 
Ashley Ochoa, 17, a senior at Woodbury High School
15 ListenAshley Ochoa, 17, a senior at Woodbury High School, said "I just want change now and I'm here for change."