Father of gun violence victim hangs banner for White House to see
Manuel Oliver traveled from South Florida to Washington, D.C. on Feb.14, 2022, four years after 17 people were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (7News)
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Gun violence is ripping through America, and whether things will ever change seems to be anyone’s guess. Yet that isn’t deterring those who demand better from our elected leaders.

Earlier today, on the 4th anniversary of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting, Manuel Oliver climbed atop a construction crane near the White House to call on President Biden to focus on gun control legislation.

Oliver displayed a large banner featuring one of the 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School fatal shooting victims, his son Jaoquin. A caption also included: “45K PEOPLE DIED FROM GUN VIOLENCE ON YOUR WATCH.”

Oliver would later climb down the crane with another individual before being apprehended by officers, ABC affiliate WJLA reported.

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