March for Our Lives rallies formed all over the country on March 24, 2018.
An estimated 800,000 people gathered in D.C. for the March for Our Lives. Participants from all over crowded the city, armed with colorful, cleaver signs, urging politicians to enact gun reform policies.
Hundreds of thousands turned out in cities across the U.S., from Idaho to Texas, uniting under the same goal. New York City saw one of the largest turnouts, along with other major cities.
The student survivors of the February 14 shooting have responded to the horrifying incident by publically urging politicians to pass more gun reform laws. They’ve made speeches, organized walkouts and instigated the March for Our Lives, all of which took place a mere five weeks after the incident occurred. Many celebrities and public icons also rallied in support of the students and gun reform, including Paul McCartney, George Clooney and Joe Biden. The survivors also gave speeches during the rallies, including Emma Gonzalez, who spoke for six minutes and twenty seconds — the exact duration of time of the shooting. The entire day really drove home how many U.S. citizens are serious about implementing gun control — and hopefully lawmakers get the point.