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Virginia students Audrey and Reece Brown hold up their handmade signs during the March for Lives rally in Washington on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Photo credit: Lucinda Shen)

See our complete coverage of Saturday’s March For Our Lives: 

—The inside view from Saturday’s march in Washington, D.C. 

—Video exclusive: The students we met marching for their lives 

—Portraits of protest: Photos from the streets of the nation’s capital 

—#MarchForOurLives: 51 memorable images from a social media spectacle

—Analysis: Old enough to march, old enough to vote?

—A student’s voice: Why I’m marching this weekend


In one of the largest demonstrations since the Vietnam era, an estimated 800,000 people rallied in the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The march on the nation’s capital was just one of over 800 protests around the world this weekend. Chief among the activists: students, parents, and educators. The 74 spoke with more than a dozen of those students and educators, many of whom traveled hours to Washington, about why they showed up to march.


Photo credit: Emmeline Zhao

Julian Pucel

Noah Barno



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Maryam Saif


Lara Vance

Jessica Holly

MJ White

Alex White

Emily Dial



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Matan Ackelsberg

Ben White


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Reece Brown

Audrey Brown



Abbie Forson

Eleanor Mishook

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