GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Crowds gathered in LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro for a March for Our Lives rally Wednesday.
Fellow activists and supporters are joining survivors of February's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
This event marks the tour's only stop in North Carolina, making the evening rally a statewide event.
Known as the Road to Change, the tour is focused on increasing voter registration across the country and speaking out against gun violence.
"I feel like a sitting duck in my classroom the way I am set up and I don’t know how I would protect my children and I worry about it every day I wake up,” said demonstrator Harriet Turner.
A group of counter demonstrators also gathered near the park Wednesday. Among them was Bryan Melchior, with the Utah Gun Exchange.
Melchoir said he has been travelling with the Road to Change as well. He said that he supports school safety measures, but doesn't agree with the policy measures the movement is pushing for.
“Bottom line is we don’t sell guns, you sell guns when you go out traveling around the country advocating to deprive people of their civil rights, they run to the gun store,” he said.
Student activists like David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez attended the rally. The students toured downtown Greensboro's International Civil Rights Center and Museum and held a community forum ahead of the event.
Hogg said the tour has been a learning experience as students tour the entire country.
"A lot of us in this room don't know what it's like for those other communities because we haven't lived there, so we can't have empathy, but we can have sympathy," he said. "We can feel for them and be allies with them, so that's why we're here today. To raise other people's voices and create a coalition to save our future and save future lives."
You can learn more about the rally here.