10-year-old takes center stage at Houston's March for Our Lives rally

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5th-grader talks about speaking during Houston's March for Our Lives rally. (KTRK)

The March for Our Lives movement is unlike any other seen in this country.

In downtown Houston, a fifth-grader took the podium at Tranquility Park to share his story.

Dezmond Floyd, 10, was chosen after he told his mother he would stand between a gunman and his classmates if there was a shooting.

His mother posted their conversation on Facebook.

"I lived a life that I deserve and wanted, and I even got to travel with my family, which was exciting and something my friends haven't really done," he said. "So I wanted them to have the opportunity to have that life experience and them to have the opportunity to have their future they wanted."

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