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.
City of Atlanta students and families gather Downtown to participate in #MarchForOurLivesATL. The march will begin at the @ctr4CHR and end at the State Capitol! #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/1YVT0H9c3O
— City of Atlanta, GA (@Cityofatlanta) March 24, 2018
— Mary Huber (@marymhuber) March 24, 2018
Chanting “Not One More,” Black Lives Matter,” & “Si Se Puede” thousands of students and supporters participate in Boston’s March for our Lives. They’re making their way through the South End as we speak.#MarchForOurLivesBoston pic.twitter.com/yrIqgS61bc
— Cristela Guerra (@CristelaGuerra) March 24, 2018
— lauriegood1 (@lauriegood1) March 24, 2018
— Robert Wang (@rwangREP) March 24, 2018
— Ruby Durham WCNC (@RubyElizDurham) March 24, 2018
— Clayton Neville (@ClaytonNeville) March 24, 2018
RIGHT NOW: March for our Lives rally underway in downtown Gulfport. Activists asking for gun law reform, roughly one month after the Parkland, FL school shooting. pic.twitter.com/lzcvCSssKM
— Desirae Duncan WLOX (@DesiraeWLOX) March 24, 2018
— PSR Houston (@PSR_Houston) March 24, 2018
— Jordan Bath (@jbath13) March 24, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
The #MarchForOurLivesLA event has reached #GrandPark. #LAPD officers are helping facilitate free speech and to provide a safe and secure environment for participants and the surrounding community. No incidents to report at this time. Thank you, Angelenos. 👍 pic.twitter.com/Q42J6Gx9Ar
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 24, 2018
I am proud of every one of you marching in Newark and across the country.
You could be anywhere else – but you’re here.
This is why I’m hopeful for the future of our nation.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 24, 2018
New Orleans, LA
The crowd of folks participating in #MarchForOurLives feels endless as they get closer to Duncan Plaza, where a rally is planned for students to make their demands known on gun reform measures. #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/wvTTlFF9qZ
— Wilborn P. Nobles III (@WilNobles) March 24, 2018
New York, NY
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) March 24, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK
— Elysabeth Britt For Congress (@ElysabethBritt) March 24, 2018
“Mr. President, if you are watching, I am watching you,” student at Parkland march says.
“And you better darn know that I will make sure that you sign that bill into law and that you will change this, or so help me, I will vote you out.” pic.twitter.com/GIYEkzQnqF
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 24, 2018
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) March 24, 2018
Where is this crowd? Berkeley? NYC? Nope. Deep red, 2A supportin’ Tulsa, Oklahoma. We know responsible gun ownership can and WILL exist with greater gun safety. @MomsDemand @AMarch4OurLives #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/aQ0NnDrqx7
— sara lenet (@saraellyn915) March 24, 2018
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.
— Amanda Diamond (@amanda_diamond) March 24, 2018
Quebec City, Canada
— Teri Phillips (@T_K_Phillips) March 24, 2018