The March 24 “March For Our Lives” drew a huge crowd from all corners of the world, the U.S. – and the District. Our corner of the world and DC appeared well represented.
— MLB (@monabenach) March 24, 2018
— Jenny Backus (@JennyBackus1) March 24, 2018
Ten student journalists from the Wilson High Beacon covered the event for Huffington Post and posted frequent updates on Twitter.
Zion Kelly, from Thurgood Marshall in the District, asks the crowd to raise their hand if they’ve been affected by gun violence. Thousands of hands go up. pic.twitter.com/70xpLnVb5U
— The Wilson Beacon (@thewilsonbeacon) March 24, 2018
Neighbor Mary Beth Tinker, a plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court case on student free speech, was at the Newseum the day before the march to meet with student journalists, and she was back on Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday for the march itself. Here’s a mini-doc on Tinker and Tinker v. Des Moines.
Mary Beth Tinker was suspended from school for protesting the Vietnam War — now she’s telling student activists that they can and should use their First Amendment rights pic.twitter.com/NHwaq90tOa
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 23, 2018
Pennsylvania Avenue was packed. These photos were taken between 7th and 12th Streets.
The last photo is a screen at the Archives, a fitting place for remembrance. It was event of sadness, hope and inspiration. What did you see at the march?