Cities all over the planet were crowded on Saturday, March 24, 2018, as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered to support the empowered teen survivors of the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The demonstrations featured lively performances, tearful speeches throughout the day, and incredibly clever hand-made signs that drove a single important point home: #EnoughIsEnough.
Some people got a little crafty.
#MarchForOurLives Philly One of many signs here. https://t.co/5V9v60KY32— Robert Rosenthal (@Robert Rosenthal) 1521911972
“Schoolhouse Glock” #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/B69pqdFKmp— philip lewis (@philip lewis) 1521905300
Others let powerful words do all the work.
My sign at the #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/a9wCoAria6— Ben Wikler (@Ben Wikler) 1521910247
A sign referencing Sandy Hook. #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/oChYV2HY0V— Nathalie Baptiste (@Nathalie Baptiste) 1521908151
My school teacher daughter making signs for #MarchForOurLives Atlanta. Texting different signs for me carry, I repl… https://t.co/8f6WhN7BFq— Gary Ray Betz (@Gary Ray Betz) 1521849002
Phil, a college student at George Mason U #MarchForOurLives @BuzzFeedNews https://t.co/mQIrzVVkRy— Stephanie McNeal (@Stephanie McNeal) 1521906619
Kids blew our minds by just telling it like it is.
This kid was *surrounded* by people wanting a picture of his sign. #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/XtQbUOZVKL— Nathalie Baptiste (@Nathalie Baptiste) 1521906857
This sign deserves a pulitzer #marchforourlives (📸 @claremarienyc) https://t.co/9qHcEjbhq6— Liz Plank (@Liz Plank) 1521910935
Yes it is. #OneDay #MarchForOurLives #MarchForOurLivesCT https://t.co/a77bLEqLjj— March for our Lives CT (@March for our Lives CT) 1521861956
#MarchForOurLives in Auckland, New Zealand! @AMarch4OurLives https://t.co/Aq22MgNBsQ— max lane eye v (@max lane eye v) 1521840492
It turns out you don't need to be human to make a good sign.
Here is a very supportive pup toting a simple statement while marching with her humans today. 14/10… https://t.co/7sZOv3Aj7Z— WeRateDogs® (@WeRateDogs®) 1521920208
Maybe that's why people drew inspiration from wizards and queens (or were straight-up queens themselves).
Ready for the DC @AMarch4OurLives with @Everytown @MomsDemand and @jk_rowling ⚡️#marchforourlives… https://t.co/cIgFgRLf3F— Kara Moey Fitz (@Kara Moey Fitz) 1521771514
5 more days until the #MarchForOurLives! Have you made your sign yet? Post a pic of your sign and tag @Everytown. W… https://t.co/saYNHwc6Ua— Everytown (@Everytown) 1521504122
One of the best signs of the day. #MarchForOurLives #MarchForOurLivesNYC https://t.co/WAXawun374— Rebecca Cohen (@Rebecca Cohen) 1521918134
And a few folks who really know about classroom safety and the lasting impact of violence dropped some major truth bombs.
The #MarchForOurLives protesters are incredible at making signs. Lots and lots of signs: https://t.co/DGdTw9S7RD https://t.co/aD5TNAN9At— Vox (@Vox) 1521917951
Stoneman Douglas junior Samantha Mayor, 17, was shot in the knee during shooting rampage on Feb. 14. Here she is wi… https://t.co/L8OeV4RYMU— Susannah Bryan (@Susannah Bryan) 1521896442
A World War II veteran who fought with General Patton at the Battle of the Bulge,, my Dad will be 100 years old thi… https://t.co/vWtxqL7PSl— Corinne LaPook (@Corinne LaPook) 1521902944
The children certainly made their voices heard today. Now it's time for all of us to listen.Read more on the March for Our Lives with stories on Parkland student Emma Gonzalez’s emotional silence, D.C. student Zion Kelly’s speech on losing his twin to gun violence, photos from around the country, and moving words from little kids.
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