March for Our Lives: Demonstrations All Over the Country

Thousands of students showed up to March for Our Lives demonstrations nationwide, supported by Hollywood celebs, in the anti-gun violence movement.

Kim Kardashian, Nick Offerman, George Clooney, Cynthia Nixon, Laura Dern, Willow and Jaden Smith and David and Jeffrey Katzenberg were among those who showed up at marches in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.

Masters of Sex actress Frances Fisher, who was attending the L.A. march, said,  “I love kids and I want them to be safe. They deserve to have a safe place to study and learn and grow up. I’m with the kids. We have to ban assault rifles and that’s why we’re here.”

Courtesy of Marc Malkin

Laura Dern’s daughter Jaya Harper spoke at the L.A. march about the experience of going through lockdown drills in school and criticized the idea, raised by some after the Parkland, Fla. shooting, of arming teachers in school.

“Change will happen. We have all fought very hard for profound change that we saw during the last administration that we cheered and wept for in the streets but it’s getting pulled back,” Dern said. “To feel like we’re moving three steps forward and then 10 steps back is terrifying. But the groundswell in the streets of this generation feels like it is a paradigm shift.”

Connie Britton brought her son, who is in first grade, to the march. “He’s getting used to marching. Today he was like, ‘this March is a blast.’ I was like I’m glad he likes it because it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end anytime soon.”

Britton said that her message to the NRA is: “Do you have children? Are you at all concerned about your children? Do you really feel what we need to have is an armed nation?”