Published: Sun, March 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

The Most Powerful Moment At The 'March For Our Lives' Rally

The Most Powerful Moment At The 'March For Our Lives' Rally

The marches also garnered vocal support from celebrities and politicians alike, with many publicly donating to the March For Our lives GoFundMe campaign, which has raised nearly $3.5 million so far.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said 175,000 people took part at the NY rally, tweeting: "These students WILL change America". There are many great points that are being made by the youth of America and those that are standing alongside them in the quest for gun control. Organizers moved up and down the packed crowd urging young people to register to vote.

In the 1990s, Aborn worked to successfully advocate for the federal assault weapons ban and the Brady Bill, which created a waiting period for some gun purchases and the establishment of a federal background checks system. "They were really excited about the idea of political involvement, and I didn't want it to stop there because I felt so unbelievable after I participated in that". She said she's watched gun violence continue to rip apart the country for decades and "couldn't just stand back anymore and wait for someone" to push for changes.

It sure does. The 18-year-old's dad, Jose, was born in the Caribbean island of Cuba and arrived in the U.S. via NY in 1968.

"They're basically saying the NRA is paying off these Republicans", Turchin said of the party of President Donald Trump, which also controls Congress.

"Something truly haunting by watching Emma Gonzalez stand there are the #MarchForOurLives rally with tears in her eyes, completely silent", tweeted another.

The Washington rally kicked off with Andra Day singing "Rise Up" and also featured a performance by Jennifer Hudson, whose mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew were shot dead in 2008. Zoe Perles, 17, of Northport, who has participated in several marches in the nation's capital, including the Women's March, wore a pin that said: "Shut up and March".

"Since the time that I came out here, it has been six minutes and 20 seconds", said Gonzalez after her powerful moment of silence.

A demonstrator attends a "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control. "Fight for your lives before it's someone else's job". MLK's granddaughter has a dream for a gun-free worldNearly 50 years to the day after her grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Yolanda Renee King took the stage in Washington to share her dream for change. "So the fact that this happened at my high school, and the students said, Enough is enough, and were going to step up and make sure that this never happens just makes me so proud".

Here are some images that show how big some of the marches were from Boston to Seattle.

"Every week you hear about a new shooting and nothing is done about it", McCartney told AFP.

"That part was really emotional for me", Kruus said.

From left to right, Henrietta Hamilton, 5, and Marlowe Sturridge, 5, ride on their fathers' shoulders as they march on Sixth Avenue during the March For Our Lives, March 24, 2018, in New York City.

"We will not stop", one student said as rally leaders thanked the crowd after the event filled with speeches and performance by celebrity singers. "Today in my speech, I'm talking about Aaron Feiss. we were classmates. You have inspired all of us by your actions and poise".

While enjoying spring break, Pfahl and two other students marched and spoke at the Park City "March for our Lives" demonstration.

"My school is about 25% black, but the way we're covered doesn't reflect that", Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg said the night before.

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