It’s pretty obvious that yesterday’s March For Our Lives crowds were huge. All in all, millions of peaceful protesters took to the streets around the globe to demand an end to gun violence, once and for all. But how big was the March For Our Lives crowd in Washington, D.C.? According to event organizers, it just might be record-breaking.
Initial reports estimate that roughly 800,000 people gathered in our nation’s capital as part of the global March For Our Lives movement. If that number ends up being correct, that means the March For Our Lives is now the largest single-day protest in D.C.’s history, according to USA Today.
Yeah, it’s like that.
That would also make March For Our Lives bigger than 2017’s Women’s March, which brought around 500,000 protesters to D.C. And it doesn’t stop there. The Women’s March is considered the largest single-day protest in recorded history — anywhere — and early estimates show that March For Our Lives could blow it out of the water. More than 800 protests took place on Saturday, both in the United States and internationally, and they drew huge crowds.
So, just how big was the March For Our Lives? Um, it was *massive.*
The photos from March For Our Lives rallies around the world are totally awe-inspiring. We love seeing people come together to demand common-sense gun reform — because, as the Parkland students have said, enough is enough. Saturday’s demonstration shows that it’s way overdue for politicians to listen to the American public and take concrete actions to stop gun violence in our country.
And because we know how Donald Trump likes to brag about crowd sizes, there’s also this:
We’re so proud of every person who participated in March For Our Lives around the world. Even if you weren’t able to physically attend a march, please know that your voice and your contribution still matters! This is only the beginning, and together we can create a better future for all of us.