Buses and planes were loaded with people headed to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the March for Our Lives to demand stricter gun control legislation. Thousands more marched across the country at sister marches held in all 50 states. And photos of the March for Our Lives show the energy the student activists have for the issue, and the potential political power that will be unleashed when they register to vote.
The speakers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas at the D.C. march returned again and again to the need to register and vote for change. "Vote them out!" rang out across the streets of the capital during every lull and pause in programming, which included performances by stars like Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Hudson. Students from Sandy Hook, who had also been touched by gun violence, took the stage to stand in solidarity with the students from Parkland.
In addition to capturing how big the crowd was, the photos also show just how diverse the stage was. Never Again MSD organizers were joined by students from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and other American cities where gun violence affects children and teenagers inside and out of schools. The stories of loved ones lost to violence were too many to count.
If you couldn't attend, you can re-watch the event on the via the live stream, and check out these photos that capture the spirit of the movement in the U.S. and beyond.