A gripping silence linked the Florida shooting to today's march in Washington

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The march came in response to last month's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student shot and killed 17 students and faculty members.

High School in Parkland, Florida are organising the massive protests in collaboration with the nonprofit organisation, "Everytown for Gun Safety".

Sitting on the grass, three youngsters with hearts painted on their cheeks held a sign reading "Never Again".

The women, in neon shirts that read "Register to Vote with Me", asked 17-year-old Anthony if he could vote.

More than 200,000 people attended the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington D.C. on Saturday, according to Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc (DDIS).

Gonzalez speech capped a remarkable day of speeches by students who spoke out about the epidemic of gun violence in the US. As tens of thousands filled Philadelphia Avenue, across the US 800 March for Our Lives events were organized in cities like New York, Phoenix, Atlanta, Oakland, and Parkland to demand: 1) a ban on assault weapons, 2) a ban on high-capacity magazines, and 3) universal background checks for weapons sales.

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"We're waiting and we're waiting for the light, and it will come".

The student-organised "March For Our Lives" is to feature rallies from coast to coast, with the main event scheduled to take place in Washington within sight of the US Capitol.

Genesis Davila, the current Miss Florida USA, stepped out at a rally in Miami today, saying she is there "supporting all the children".

"What they figured out that we never figured out [is], that you make the survivor story more compelling than the killer story", Cullen said.

The crowd, chanting "End the violence!"

Well-known celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Vic Mensa, George Clooney, Paul McCartney and Andra Day are all scheduled to participate in the event.

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The Washington Post reported that television personality Oprah Winfrey and actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney each donated Dollars 500,000 to the march.

Earlier Saturday, almost 40 students from Northport and North Shore school districts boarded a bus to Washington, D.C.at 3 a.m.

"And that this should be a gun-free world - period". We know life isn't equal for everyone and we know what is right and wrong.

The hashtag #marchforourlives has been trending on Twitter since the last few days.

"This issue is so important to me, especially as a high school student, and especially because I want to. work in politics when I'm older". "We walked out for 18 minutes, adding a minute to honor Courtlin Arrington, an African-American girl who was the victim of gun violence at her school in Alabama after the Parkland shooting". If we really wanted to accomplish that, we'd be looking at solutions like metal detectors at school entrances, guards, and searching those who enter schools rather than disarming millions of people who are merely exercising something they consider a fundamental right and will never go into a school and shoot them up.

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