Hundreds Of Thousands Marched In DC For March For Our Lives

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded downtown Washington, D.C., on Saturday to demand tough gun-control laws in one of the biggest student-led protests in D.C.

Even though more than 800 cities around the world had sister rallies, the biggest affair took place just a few blocks away from the nation's Capitol.

Organizers of the March for Our Lives rally in D.C. were hoping to draw 500,000 protesters to march against shootings and gun violence in schools.

The march drew a huge crowd, though there were no police estimates of its size. One indication: Metro officials reported there had been about 334,000 trips on the system by 4 p.m. Saturday, compared to 368,000 trips by the same time on the day of President Trump’s inauguration. The Women’s March last year generated 597,000 trips by the same time of day. 

By the end of the day, Metro released the ridership for March 24 to be 558,735. 

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Among the over 550,000 in attendance, celebrities came out in full force to support the student-led march. Performers and speakers included Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, Common and more. However, other celebrities such as George and Amal Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Fallon, Noah Cyrus and more showed up without stepping on the stage.

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