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'I have a dream,' says Martin Luther King’s granddaughter

Yolanda Renee King speaking at Saturday’s rally in Washington.

Yolanda Renee King speaking at Saturday’s rally in Washington.   | Photo Credit: AFP

The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream — “a gun-free world”.

Yolanda Rence King made a surprise appearance at the “March For Our Lives” rally, held near the National Mall where her grandfather delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

“My grandfather had a dream that his four little children will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character,” she said.

“I have a dream that enough is enough,” she said. “And that this should be a gun-free world — period.”

 

She then led the rapt crowd in a chant. “Spread the word have you heard, all across the nation, we are going to be a great generation,” she said.

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