The 'March for Our Lives' made its way to the Capital Region as thousands marched in downtown Albany on Saturday.


The day began at West Capitol Park on Swan Street, with nearly a dozen speeches from local elected officials and high school students.

One of those who addressed the crowd the crowd today was a retired teacher from Broward County, Florida, who taught just 6 miles from Stoneman Douglas.

“It was such a quiet area, quiet neighborhood. Just shows it could happen anywhere. You see my T-shirt says 'Arm me with books not guns,' I was a librarian and our state is now saying that support staff including librarians and guidance counselors could actually be armed and we're certainly not in favor of that,” said Perry Smith, a retired Broward County teacher.