Celebrities Join ‘March For Our Life’ Rally To Help End Gun Violence
People across the United States came out in support of stricter gun-control laws at the March For Our Life rally on Saturday.
The nationwide walk came in the light of Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida last month which led to the death of fourteen students and three staff members.
On March 24, a series of demonstrations took place in Washington, New York City, Los Angeles along with London and Tokyo in which celebrities came out in full force along with students and parents to march for stronger gun control laws.
In New York City, Paul McCartney was present in remembrance of late Beatles bandmate John Lennon who was shot outside his apartment.
“One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here,” McCartney said during the march.
Joining him in New York City was Cynthia Nixon who will be running for the Governor of New York, Lady Gaga and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.
George and Amal Clooney who donated 500,000 dollars to the survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting, made an appearance at the march in Washington, DC, where they were joined by Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, actress Julianne Moore, and singer Demi Lovato, who performed her single Skyscraper.
Martin Luther King Jr’s granddaughter Yolanda Renee King also spoke during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington.
Jimmy Fallon was also present with Miley Cyrus and her sister Noah Cyrus. Ariana Grande, Common, Andra Day, Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt all led their voices for the march in DC.
Kate Capshaw was also in DC along with husband and director Steven Spielberg.
While Amy Schumer took to stage in Los Angeles.
Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to show his support for the march.
Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen. Keep at it. You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2018
Other celebrities also took to Twitter to show their support:
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— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 24, 2018
It is our Responsibility, our Duty and our Right to Stand Together, with every Student, every Family, Every Human!! ♥️ Every Heart! And Demand an End to Gun Violence! #MSDStrong #MarchForOurLives #NeverAgain ???? pic.twitter.com/ZB4OmsiYxr
— Madonna (@Madonna) March 24, 2018
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) March 24, 2018