On Saturday, thousands of people took to the streets in the US, Canada and worldwide to protest the lack of gun restrictions that led to the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year. The main march took place in Washington, DC, where a reported 850,000 people lined the streets (which yes, was much bigger than President Trump’s inauguration). Hundreds of smaller marches popped up across North America, from Toronto to Alaska, with some of the biggest marches taking place in New York and Los Angeles.
Saturday’s marches had no shortage of moving moments, but it also had no shortage of inspiring and heartbreaking signs. Here are just a few of the best.
Peanut allergies are serious, but this is a great point.
Sometimes kids get to swear.
We’re pretty sure God isn’t down with guns in school.
Simple and powerful.
The term ‘body bags’ when talking about kids is as sobering as it gets.
This sign is chilling.
Sad, but true.
Powerful poster from a MDS student.
A number of celebs also joined in on Saturday’s march, with Paul McCartney marching in New York, telling CNN that “One of my best friends was killed in gun violence, right around here, so it’s important to me.” The founding Beatle gave the interview only a few blocks away from the Manhattan apartment building where John Lennon was fatally gunned down in 1980.
Cast members from Parks and Rec were also in attendance, including Paul Rudd, Billy Eichner, Natalie Morales, Aubrey Plaza and Adam Scott.
George and Amal Clooney, who donated $500,000 to the event, marched alongside protesters, including actor Julianne Moore, in Washington.
Miley Cyrus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Common, Andra Day, and Jennifer Hudson all performed at the Washington march.
Kanye and Kim Kardashian West also marched in Washington with their oldest child North.
Amy Schumer spoke at the Los Angeles march, where she celebrated the lives of the two women who were fatally shot in a movie theatre in 2015 at a screening of her film Trainwreck.
Keep up the good fight. Change is in the air.