Protesters rally across the Triad to end gun violence, Greensboro church marches in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON -- Many people in the Piedmont Triad are making their voices heard by protesting gun violence at local marches.

Thousands marched in downtown Greensboro and in Winston-Salem as part of the “March for Our Lives” events across the country.

In Winston-Salem, protesters chanted “vote them out” and “hey hey, ho ho, the NRA has got to go.”

About 30 people from a church in Greensboro headed to Washington, D.C. to march. Survivors of the deadly shooting rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school attended that event.

“I'm concerned about gun laws,” said Rev. Russell Ingersoll with the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. “I'm concerned that our representatives in Congress are not representing the common people but are representing their major donors.”

Seventeen students and faculty members killed on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.