Powerful photos of the March for Our Lives rallies across the US

March 28, 2018

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On Saturday, more than 1 million people are estimated to have taken part in March for Our Lives rallies across the U.S.

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The demonstrations, held in Washington, D.C., and in satellite events across the country, called for gun reform and an end to gun violence in schools.

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Survivors of February’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, led Saturday’s events, speaking at the rallies in Washington and several other cities.

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Parkland survivor Emma González, who spoke at the march in Washington, led the crowd in an emotional moment of silence.

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Fight for your lives before it’s someone else’s job.

— Emma González

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According to organizers, there were more than 800 protests in total, including rallies abroad in Australia, Japan and France, among other places.

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There were March for Our Lives protests in all 50 states, including in Alaska, where demonstrators marched in Anchorage.

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There was also a rally in Parkland, Florida, close to the site of the deadly school shooting that inspired the day’s events.

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There, speakers read aloud the names of all 17 victims before marching from a local park to the memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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