The 'March for Our Lives': A Timeline of Photos, Videos, and Tweets
At Saturday's March for Our Lives, survivors of last month's Parkland, Fla., school shooting joined hundreds of thousands of people to protest against gun violence and call for more restrictive gun laws. The student-led march coincided with hundreds of other events, including at least one in every U.S. state and on six continents.
This collection of photos, videos, and social media posts examines how the march played out in Washington and across the globe. It includes on-the-ground views of the action from the students, educators, and others in attendance, and reaction from those following along.
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With the U.S. Capitol in the background, supporters fill the stage at the end of the March for Our Lives rally in Washington. (Credit: Alex Brandon/AP)
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With the U.S. Capitol rising behind the stage, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez is seen on a giant video screen as she addresses the March for Our Lives rally in Washington. (Credit: Cliff Owen/AP)
Every time there's a silence at #MarchForOurLives, the crowd fills it with chants of "vote them out!" Sometimes it starts at one end of Pennsylvania Ave and spreads like a wave over several city blocks.— Evie Blad (@EvieBlad) March 24, 2018
Brenda Myers, center, comforts her daughter Jamie, an Ooltewah Middle School student, after a moment of silence at the March for Our Lives rally in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Credit: oug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
Kanawha City Elementary school student Derrick Johnson, 5, and his brother David Johnson, 3, stand with others gathered on the steps of the Capitol building in Charleston, W.Va., during a March For Our Lives rally. (Credit: Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
A demonstrator holds a sign aloft inscribed with her feelings about arming teachers, during the March For Our Lives rally outside the state capitol in Phoenix, Ariz. (Credit: Matt York/AP)
My full statement on today's marches: pic.twitter.com/ZpRNotSbyP— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 24, 2018
David Hogg, a survivor of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., raises his fist after speaking to the crowd during the March for Our Lives rally in Washington. (Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)
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Members of the audience become emotional as Edna Chavez, a student from South Los Angeles, speaks during the March for Our Lives rally in Washington. Chavez, who lost her brother to gun violence, told the crowd: "This is normal—normal to the point that I've learned to duck from bullets before I learned how to read." (Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)
Demonstrators march to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a March For Our Lives rally in Parkland, Fla. Thousands of people filled a park near the school, site of the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 people. (Credit: Joe Skipper/AP)
Jonathan Howell, 12, from Maryland: "It's important to protect students' lives. The government isn't doing much to help protect the lives of students...We need to protect them and make stronger gun laws so students can feel safe when they are in school." pic.twitter.com/2Wf4xmLdwP— Denisa R. Superville (@drsuperville) March 24, 2018
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Participants light candles in memory of shooting victims at First United Methodist church, during a March For Our Lives rally in Sartell, Minn. (Credit: Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)
Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington during the March for Our Lives rally. (Credit: Alex Brandon/AP)
Demonstrators rally during the March for Our Lives event in Chicago. (Credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP)
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Area high school students stand near the front of the crowd during a March For Our Lives rally in Concord, N.H. (Credit: Elizabeth Frantz/The Concord Monitor via AP)
Shelby Powell, 15, of Newport High School, holds a sign depicting lives lost in school shootings during the March for Our Lives protest in Cincinnati. (Credit: John Minchillo/AP)
Protests happened internationally as well, including in Paris, London, and Geneva.
Demonstrators rally near the Eiffel Tower during a March For Our Lives event on Saturday in Paris. (Credit: Michel Euler/AP)
Protesters march outside the U.S. Embassy in London on March 24 in solidarity with the March for Our Lives protest against gun violence. (Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
American students and expats demonstrate in support of stricter gun laws in the U.S. during a March For Our Lives rally outside the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 24. (Credit: Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
Levi Rodas, 16, from Orem High School, gathers for a pro-gun march designed to advocate for fortified schools and more armed teachers on March 24 in Salt Lake City. (Credit: Rick Bowmer/AP)
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Crowds of people hold signs on Pennsylvania Avenue at the "March for Our Lives" rally on March 24 in Washington. (Credit: Alex Brandon/AP)
Olivia Watanabe, AishaNavarrete, Cassie Pearce, and Emma Putney, juniors at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, Vt., display their signs before the start of the March for Our Lives in Washington on March 24. (Credit: Sarah Schwartz/Education Week)
Education Week reporter Michele Molnar is in Parkland, Fla., at the march taking place there. This student was shot during the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Alumni from Great Mills High School in Md., the site of the most recent school shooting, join the march to show support.
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Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is in Washington with students from Chicago.
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The day before the march, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser welcomed participants to the city.
Students and participants of @AMarch4OurLives, I welcome you to the District of Columbia!— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) March 23, 2018
🤝Along with our National Guard and volunteers, we're doing all we can to ensure your safety and the success of tomorrow's #MarchForOurLives
✊Make your voices heard. #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/jqEEfEhK7X