Moments from the #MarchForOurLives Protest
WASHINGTON, DC – When hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on Pennsylvania Avenue on March 24 for the #MarchForOurLives protest, they brought with them anger and sadness. Following are a gallery of human moments from the march.
Manuel Oliver and Patricia Paduay, parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Joaquin who was killed in the shootings at the school, thank protesters at Saturday’s march. (Image: Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson)
Hermela Assefa, Sophie Hernandez and Marafi Badr (l to r), students at Justice High School in Falls Church, Virginia, wearing bullet-pierced books created by their friend Noah Taylor. “Books are made for learning but classrooms are battlefields and books should not [have to] be used as shields,” says Badr at Saturday’s #MarchForOurLives protest. (Image: Brian W. Simpson)
A student from Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland, which suffered its own shooting this week that claimed two teenagers' lives, joins the protest. (Image: Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson)
With the crowd looming above, a Connecticut girl takes a moment to add to her protest sign. (Image: Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson)
A protester wears a facial message to politicians, expressing a popular theme at the march. (Image: Brian W. Simpson)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway hit "Hamilton," performs during the march. (Image: Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson)