Over 1 million people marched around the country this weekend, in support of the March For Our Lives movement against gun control. Here are some of the most powerful images found on social media.
Thank you to all the students marching for common sense gun law reform today. For yourselves, for the older generations who haven’t been able to get it right and for the younger generations who are still blissfully unaware. You will change the world. If not today, than one day soon. My kids and my kids’ kids will be reading about you in their history books. As a parent, I am forever grateful to you all. #marchforourlives #marchforourlivesnyc photo credit: @claremarienyc
We did it! Our first march! I’m so overwhelmed by the support I saw in El Paso! Even @betoorourke was marching with us. Such great energy! It rained and was super windy, but it was awesome. Let’s keep working, guys! Change has to come! Thanks to @mrssclassroomcraziness for the sign idea! PS: I know my signs aren’t pretty. I made them with washable marker. Rookie mistakes. 🤷🏻♀️ 💕💕💕 @marchforourlives #marchforourlives #marchforourlivesep #notonemore #enough #armmewith #gunreform #commonsensegunlaws #votethemout
I do not accept feeling unsafe in schools. I do not accept raising children in a country where politicians accept money from the NRA. I do not accept Stephon Clark murdered in his own backyard. Marching with so many amazing students today // you are our future and I am so proud 💙 #marchforourlives #marchfortheirlives
I’m frozen and tired and inspired and moved. I was standing at the rally, united with fellow educators, listening to the student speakers deliver powerful speeches and I saw a former student walk right by me with her own sign. The impact we have on our students has never been more apparent than it was today, watching students all over the country use their voices to fight for a better world. #armmewith #teachersagaunstgunviolence #marchforourlivesboston #marchforourlives
Arm us with books and common sense gun laws. Don’t try to arm us with bullets. I’m tired of practicing lockdown drills with my 7-year-old babies. I’m tired of crowding them in a corner to be as silent as possible when that time should be spent teaching them to be loud, teaching them to use their voice to change the world. I’m tired of feeling scared of dying at school, which is supposed to be our sanctuary space. I’m tired of hearing that a gun in my classroom would fix this; it absolutely would not. Don’t try to arm me with bullets. Arm me with change. Thank you to young people ALL over the nation who who started this movement years ago. Your voices matter. We hear you. We will amplify.✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼#marchforourlives
I get chills every single time I turn on the news and see these young eyes piercing through the television screen into mine. To see a young girl possess the courage of a thousand men and selflessly lead a movement—not just for her fallen peers but for all of us. Nobody asked her to sacrifice her time or her heart, yet she stood up and did it anyway. Times likes this remind me of why I’m so incredibly excited for the next generation to take a seat at the table. It’s a new day. Give the boys in Washington hell Emma.
🍎 I am a TEACHER. My job makes me many things, but I am NOT a police officer. I am NOT a soldier. I am NOT a sharpshooter. I will not be treated as if I hold one of these professions, and the day firearms enter the classroom is the day I leave it. • #marchforourlives #marchforourlivesDC #MFOL #MFOLDC #notonemore #neveragain #enough #enoughisenough #msdstrong #teachersagainstgunviolence #guncontrol #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife #teachersforchange #policyandchange #demandchangenow #wewantchange #MissDC #MissINTL #MISSINTL2017 #MissDCINTL2017 #MissInternational2017