Hundreds of thousands of people are taking part in March for Our Lives demonstrations around the world on Saturday to call for an end to gun violence. The protests were sparked by a string of deadly school shootings, including the massacre in Parkland, Fla., last month. Organizers say close to 500,000 attended the rally in Washington, D.C., alone. See the blog below for a recap of Yahoo News’ live coverage.
A boy holds up a sign at a "March for Our Lives" rally in Shelton, Conn., near Newtown, on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Lauren Hutnick)
Emma González, a student and survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., cries as she addresses the crowd at the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)
"No one could comprehend .. how far this could go."
— Emma Gonzalez, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student who has become one of the most vocal leaders of the #NeverAgain movement, at the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C. Gonzalez then led a 6-minute and 20-second moment of silence — the amount of time officials estimate the shooting at her Parkland, Fla., school lasted.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
People take part in a "March For Our Lives" rally in Parkland, Fla., on Saturday. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
"I just threw up on international television, and it feels great."
— Sam Fuentes, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim, after apparently vomiting as she is overcome with emotion while addressing the crowd in Washington
Yolanda Renee King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s 9-year-old granddaughter, addresses the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)
“I have a dream that enough is enough. And that this should be a gun-free world, period.”
— Yolanda King, granddaughter of Martin Luther King, at the "March for Our Lives" in Washington