March For Our Lives, a protest for greater gun control in the United States led by students, has seen the support of many celebrities, who showed their advocacy for the cause not just through social media channels but also by turning up either at the main event in Washington D.C. or to one of the many sibling events held across the country.
She also posted several snippets of CNN coverage of her singing at the event as well as the crowd’s response. In these videos, she expresses the honor she felt for having been given the opportunity to be a part of the event. Her video, posted 3 days ago, has received over 3.6 million views.
I will never forget this moment….. don’t lose this feeling of unity we had the joy of experiencing yesterday…..they’ve tried to steal our “shine” but it IS The Climb and yesterday we proved we’re family and stick together when times are hard! We put HOPE on our open wounds , on all our hurt , anger and resentment so we can heal and be stronger than before! It was a beautiful day to experience…. that stage had the most incredible view …. felt like I was looking at an infinite rainbow! We’ve definitely felt the rain but the sun is coming out! ❤
Another celebrity member of the demonstration was Selena Gomez, singer and influencer with the highest number of followers on Instagram. Gomez first posted an image 5 days ago with the official poster for the protest, using the hashtag #MarchForOurLives.
She later posted another photo of herself at the event, this time accompanied by the hashtag #notjustahashtag and with comments disabled.
Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift also posted an image of the official poster on her little-used Instagram account, although she does not appear to have attended any of the demonstrations in person. Swift, who typically avoids posting about politics, announced that she has donated to the campaign to indicate her support.
No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship. I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.
Aside from those in the music industry, reality TV personality and celebrity-influencer Kim Kardashian flew down to Washington D.C. with her spouse, Kanye West, to join in the protest.
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
She also posted a photograph of her daughter a day after the event, expressing her sadness for the families who have been affected by gun violence and her hope that North will be able to remember that day in the future.
What an amazing day yesterday to take my daughter to Washington DC to see our future leaders speak. Having my daughter march along-side her grandfather and parents was a day I hope she remembers forever. I know that the younger generation will vote to change these gun laws that so desperately need to be changed. Hearing these stories yesterday and meeting so many families affected by gun violence was heart breaking and I hope when it comes time to vote we all step up and vote to protect our children.
Other notable celebrities who attended the demonstration include Matthew McConaughey, George and Amal Clooney, Mia Farrow and Paul McCartney. Although the march itself has come to a conclusion, interested parties can still go to the March for our Lives website to see what they can do to help support the movement.