March for Our Lives 2018: Paul McCartney Joins Protesters in New York City

Former Beatle Paul McCartney joined thousands protesting gun violence across the nation Saturday at the March for Our Lives in New York.

“One of my best friends was killed by gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me not just to march today but to take action tomorrow and to have these people have their voices heard,” McCartney told CNN.

What does he hope to achieve by the rally?

In response, McCartney opened his jacket to emphasize the message on his shirt, which read, “We can end gun violence.”

The former Beatle said that he wasn’t sure whether gun violence could be ended on the legislative level, but that what citizens can do is march.

He was joined by his wife Nancy Shevell at the rally blocks away from the Dakota Building, outside of which John Lennon was shot in 1980.