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PHOTOS: March For Our Lives draws massive crowds across the country and beyond

About 845 solidarity events called for an end to gun violence.

NEW YORK, USA - MARCH 24: People take part in "March For Our Lives" protest against gun violence in the country on March 24, 2018 in New York, United States. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - MARCH 24: People take part in "March For Our Lives" protest against gun violence in the country on March 24, 2018 in New York, United States. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

On Saturday, the flagship March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. drew tens of thousands of people. At the same time, hundreds of “sibling” marches were held in cities across the country and around the world.

Roughly 845 solidarity events called for an end to gun violence in schools and communities, following the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The accused gunman — a former student at the school — armed himself with a legally purchased AR-15-style rifle which he used to kill 17 people and injured others. Since then, survivors have argued to varying degrees that enacting tough gun control laws is tantamount to ensuring their personal safety.

Hundreds of people showed up in solidarity in other locations, with people bringing homemade posters to marches and events.

Atlanta, GA

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Austin, TX

Boston, MA

Chicago, IL

Canton, OH

Charlotte, NC

Dallas, TX

Gulfport, MS

Houston, TX

Lincoln, NE

Los Angeles, CA

Newark, NJ

New Orleans, LA

New York, NY

Oklahoma City, OK

Parkland, FL

Richmond, VA

Tulsa, OK

There were also solidarity marches held around the world in places that do not generally see the kind of gun violence that the United States experiences.

Paris, France

Quebec City, Canada