More Than 850,000 Marched In DC’s March For Our Lives

Over 850,000 plus people are estimated to have attended D.C.’s #MarchForOurLives on Saturday. Millions more took to the streets nationwide in support of the movement.

Just five weeks after 17 people were killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students said prayers weren’t enough and something needs to be done. The students are demanding stricter gun laws and want the government to protects children and not guns.

This march was much more than marches we’ve seen in the past. This march was organized by students and the sentiments echoed throughout D.C., nationwide and around the world were the voices of the children. Parkland, Florida students vow #MarchForOurLives is just the beginning.

A number of outspoken children took the stage to speak their truth and to say “enough is enough”.

Speaking at the March for Our Lives event in Washington, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez memorializes the victims of the Parkland school shooting and tells demonstrators to fight for their lives so someone else won’t have to.

An 11-year-old girl is being praised for her speech at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC. Naomi Wadler organized a walkout at her elementary school, but stayed outside an extra minute to honor an African American girl who was shot to death at school in Alabama. “I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper,” she said.

Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., invoked her grandfather’s famous phrase as she spoke to the crowd at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington.

 

 

 

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