On Saturday, thousands of students, parents, teachers, and citizens across the United States came out in full force to support the anti-gun movement March For Our Lives. The protesters were joined by celebrities, including George and Amal Clooney, who donated US $500,000 in the name of their nine-month old twins Alexander and Ella, to the survivors of the tragic Parkland, Florida shooting. The Lebanese human right’s lawyer and her actor husband took to the streets of Washington D.C. to speak with students and other marchers.
Ahead of the march, George penned a letter to the students of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School printed in The Guardian. “Amal and I stand behind you, in support of you, in gratitude to you,” he wrote. “You make me proud of my country again.” The March For Our Lives movement is one of the Clooney’s many philanthropic endeavors. The couple recently partnered with Unicef to open public schools for displaced Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and recently donated US $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists in America.
Other A-listers in attendance included Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Common, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato (who performed her single Skyscraper), Hailee Baldwin, Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Amy Poehler, and many more.