More than 500,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24, for the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence rally. The demonstration is one of 800 sister events planned around the world.
George Clooney’s Letter to Parkland Students:
Amal and I are 100% behind you and will be marching in DC on the 24th, but we both feel very strongly that this is your march. Your moment.Young people are taking it to the adults and that has been your most effective tool. The fact that no adults will speak on the stage in DCis a powerful message to the world that if we can’t do something about gun violence then you will. The issue is going to be this, anyone you ask would feel proud to be interviewed by you but it’s so much more effective if it’s young people.
You could talk to a dozen kids like the young kids from Chicago and LA that Emma met with. You could take over the Guardian and make it tell the stories of children by children. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to point to this moment and say it belongs to you. You certainly should do what you want but that would be my hope for you.
Amal and I stand behind you, in support of you, in gratitude to you. You make me proud of my country again. Thank you. All the best, George