Amy Schumer, Kim Kardashian, Paul McCartney and Other Celebrities Attend March For Our Lives
The March For Our Lives was attended by millions of Americans across the country, with demonstrations in virtually every major city calling for the end of an era of mass shootings.
Young activists adding their voices to the national debate over gun control — like the student survivors of the Parkland massacre in February — were offered a helping from A-list celebrities, from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg.
Demonstrators in New York caught a glimpse of Paul McCartney walking amongst the crowd of millions, stopping to tell a CNN reporter at one point: “One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me.”
"One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it's important to me," says Paul McCartney, remembering his Beatles bandmate John Lennon at the March for Our Lives in New York City https://t.co/u4aBKWC1Jb pic.twitter.com/8Jnjn8A3xH
— CNN (@CNN) March 24, 2018
Several of the members of the Kardashian-Jenner family were also spotted at demonstrations on Saturday. Kardashian attended the event in Washington D.C., bringing her four-year-old daughter North West and her husband. They were joined in the crowd with Common and Vic Mensa.
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
Kendall Jenner was also seen at the March For Our Lives event in Los Angeles, attending the demonstration with Jayden Smith. Jenner wore a denim jacket featuring an image of President Donald Trump, along with the message: “God Save Us…He Ain’t My President.”
— Lindsay L Miller (@lindsaylmiller) March 24, 2018
George Clooney and Amal Clooney — who reportedly donated $500,000 to the March For Our Lives movement — joined demonstrators in D.C., telling reporters “I’m excited for the kids, for these youngins.”
— Kendall Ciesemier (@kciesemier) March 24, 2018
Other celebrities and artists who showed up to the march included Lin Manuel Miranda, Amy Schumer, Olivia Wilde, Yara Shahidi and Connie Britton, many of whom delivered powerful remarks on the need for stricter gun laws.
“You are killing children and you call people like me Hollywood liberals, like there’s something in it for us,” Schumer said. “Well, what’s in it for us is knowing we’re doing our part to keep our children alive.”
Backstage at the March, with our future pic.twitter.com/fz8616MKY1
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 24, 2018
.@amyschumer spoke in Los Angeles, @SenWarren marched in Boston. Hundreds of thousands of people in different areas of the country came together to support the #MarchforOurLives movement on Saturday:https://t.co/6FemTtVbkC pic.twitter.com/fZ6eHwPj2E
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 24, 2018
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