An estimated several hundred thousand protesters gathered in Washington DC and in cities across the United States on Saturday to push for additional gun control legislation. At the demonstration in the nation’s capitol, a dozen celebrities were in attendance and several — Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato — took the main stage to perform.
Several big-name celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Taylor Swift funded the event. George and Amal Clooney reportedly paid for water at the march.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 24, 2018
Other celebrities lent their support for the gun-control march.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) March 24, 2018
So ready to March today! Landed in DC w North & Kanye. We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence & students who are calling for action on common sense gun safety laws at #MarchForOurLives around the country @AMarch4OurLives @Everytown
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2018
I’ll always stand for open dialogue and action – it’s the only way to ensure bad history doesn’t repeat itself. When it comes to protecting our children, all bets are off and the responsibility lies with us adults and lawmakers to listen and do. Very strong day. #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/4gJ0QKdMYw
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 24, 2018
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 24, 2018
Proud to march in solidarity. pic.twitter.com/S7nikUz6km
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) March 24, 2018
Some students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were shot and killed last month, were also in attendance and spoke. Student Cameron Kasky, told lawmakers they ought to push for more restrictions on guns, or “beware.”
David Hogg, who along with several of his classmates was featured on the cover of Time magazine and has been making the rounds on cable TV, hit the National Rifle Association and Sen. Marco Rubio, claiming the Florida senator took $1.05 for every Florida student’s life, an apparent reference to the donations Rubio has received from the NRA.
One student threw up on stage during her speech, but regained her composure and kept speaking.
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) March 24, 2018
Hogg wasn’t the only person who criticized Rubio at the march.
Top notch political strategy attacking the two members of the pro 2A party most willing to compromise on gun rights. I fully buy that you only want “common sense” reform. pic.twitter.com/9ZjfkeRnVu
— Courtney Shadegg (@CShadegg) March 24, 2018