March For Our Lives: Paul McCartney, Kanye, NYC pics & more
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Washington DC, NYC, and other cities worldwide in support of gun control for Saturday’s (3/24) March For Our Lives. Teenagers and children took to the streets in droves on Saturday, answering the call of students who survived the shooting at their high school in Parkland, FL, and lots of adults joined them, too. Mayor Bill de Blasio estimated attendance of the NYC march to be around 100,000 people; the DC march, according to NBC News, numbered around 800,000 attendees. Check out pictures from the NYC march in the gallery above.
Prominent among the marchers in NYC was Paul McCartney, who spoke in remembrance of John Lennon to CNN. “One of my best friends was killed by gun violence right around here,” he said, “so it’s important to me not just to march today but to take action tomorrow.”
Kanye West marched alongside his wife Kim Kardashian and daughter North in DC. “We stand in solidarity with the survivors & students who are calling for action on common sense gun safety laws at #MarchForOurLives around the country,” Kim wrote.
I’m so happy I got to share this moment with these two ❤️❤️ . I hope North remembers this forever pic.twitter.com/wJRRAvW9tC
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2018
Vic Mensa, Common, and Andra Day were among those who performed at the pre-march rally in DC, which Cher also attended.
Stood With 800 K + Ppl today At ”March For Our Lives” Rally. Standing,In The Middle, Talking,Taking Pics with All Those people,Before & After,Made me so happy.Wore my marching beanie.Will auction it off after next March.
— Cher (@cher) March 24, 2018
Michael Stipe took to Instagram to support the cause and tease a snippet of a new solo song, “Future, If Future.”
Eugene Mirman, Moby, Justin Timberlake, Jason Isbell, Wayne Coyne, and Janet Weiss were also among those who marched or took to social media in support.
— Eugene Mirman (@EugeneMirman) March 24, 2018
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) March 24, 2018
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) March 24, 2018
Supporting everyone who took to the streets today to #marchforourlives. I wish I could’ve been there, but we’re touring in Australia, a country where they don’t really have this particular problem.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) March 24, 2018
— Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne) March 24, 2018
— Janet Weiss (@jazzzhand) March 24, 2018