Today in over 800 cities in the US and worldwide, millions of people marched against gun violence in protests aimed at highlighting the countless deaths and the ineptitude of governments to tackle the problem.
A number of well-known singers, actors, models and many more joined marches around the globe and posted their views on Twitter and social media, as well as interviews on news channels. Paul McCartney spoke to CNN about the need to curb gun violence, referencing John Lennon's fatal shooting in 1980, saying that "one of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me."
Here's a selection of messages from the day.
"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
Watching everyone marching and speaking up is so inspiring, and so powerful. Keep going. You're changing the world. #MarchForOurLives
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 24, 2018
So ready to March today! Landed in DC w North & Kanye. We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence & students who are calling for action on common sense gun safety laws at #MarchForOurLives around the country @AMarch4OurLives @Everytown
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2018
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 24, 2018
.@BTWFoundation & I believe in the power of young people to create a better future. We’re so proud to stand with @MTV & @NAACP to support the young people marching for safer schools and communities. I am proud to sponsor a bus, heading from Harlem to DC for #MarchForOurLives
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 24, 2018
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