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New York advocates of gun control protest on Brooklyn Bridge (PHOTOS)

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Mothers lead the march and rally across Brooklyn Bridge as they make their way toward New York City Hall.

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Spencer Platt

A gun control group marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Monday, calling for tighter restrictions on guns and ammunition.

One Million Moms for Gun Control said the event was inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence, according to the Associated Press.

The AP said members from all five boroughs of New York and several other states took part in the protest.

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    Participants with One Million Moms for Gun Control attend a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Jan. 21, 2013 in New York City.

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    Spencer Platt

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    Mothers lead the march and rally across Brooklyn Bridge as they make their way toward New York City Hall.

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    Spencer Platt

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    The rally, which included parents and children, demanded for stricter measures against guns.

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    The march drew approximately 200 participants that braved the cold weather and assembled at New York City Hall.

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    One Million Moms for Gun Control was formed in the wake of the shooting at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school.

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    Participants carried numerous signs that call for an end to gun violence and mass shootings.

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    Children of all ages joined the rally, which is the first in a series of marches being planned by One Million Moms for Gun Control.

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    One Million Moms for Gun Control said the event was inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of non-violence.

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    Spencer Platt

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    Members of New York City Council, state Assembly, and state Senate also joined the rally in front of New York City Hall.

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    Luna Miller holds a anti gun sign while participating in a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge with One Million Moms for Gun Control.

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    Kate Martin holds an anti gun sign while participating in a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge with One Million Moms for Gun Control.

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    Spencer Platt

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    Ellis Windheim, age 8, participates in a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge with One Million Moms for Gun Control.

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    Spencer Platt