Scenes from March for Our Lives rallies around the world

Students, teachers, parents and their allies converge on the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to rally for gun control and school safety measures in the wake of last month’s shooting in a Florida high school.

Hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe participate in 800 marches in solidarity with the March for Our Lives, organized by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman killed 17 people and injured others on Valentine’s Day. The accused shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a former student at the school and was armed with an AR-15-style rifle he had legally purchased a year ago, authorities said. (GMA)

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<p>Haley Zink, an organizer for the St. Louis March for Our Lives, shouts out chants during the March for Our Lives in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Austin Steele/Post-Dispatch/AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – St. Louis, Missouri

Haley Zink, an organizer for the St. Louis March for Our Lives, shouts out chants during the March for Our Lives in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Austin Steele/Post-Dispatch/AP)

<p>Students and school shooting survivors hold their fists and hats aloft in solidarity at the conclusion of the “March for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

Students and school shooting survivors hold their fists and hats aloft in solidarity at the conclusion of the “March for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

<p>Brenda Myers, center, comforts her daughter Jamie, who is an Ooltewah Middle School student, during an emotional moment after a moment of silence at the March for Our Lives in Coolidge Park on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Brenda Myers, center, comforts her daughter Jamie, who is an Ooltewah Middle School student, during an emotional moment after a moment of silence at the March for Our Lives in Coolidge Park on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

<p>People walk with signs during “March for Our Lives”, an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters) </p>
March for Our Lives – Los Angeles, California

People walk with signs during “March for Our Lives”, an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

<p>Daniel Akomolafe, 16, chants in Pittsfield, Mass., during a March For Our Lives protest that drew hundreds through the small New England town, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Daniel Akomolafe, 16, chants in Pittsfield, Mass., during a March For Our Lives protest that drew hundreds through the small New England town, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

<p>This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe captured at 11:59 a.m. EDT by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite on Saturday, March 24, 2018, shows downtown Washington and the site of the “March for Our Lives” rally for gun control. The stage is near the bottom right center of the image and Pennsylvania Avenue runs westward toward the top of the image. (DigitalGlobe via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe captured at 11:59 a.m. EDT by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite on Saturday, March 24, 2018, shows downtown Washington and the site of the “March for Our Lives” rally for gun control. The stage is near the bottom right center of the image and Pennsylvania Avenue runs westward toward the top of the image. (DigitalGlobe via AP)

<p>March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 24, 2018. (Damairs Carter/MediaPunch/IPX) </p>
March for Our Lives – Las Vegas, Nevada

March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 24, 2018. (Damairs Carter/MediaPunch/IPX)

<p>Thousands of Minnesota students and other supporters of gun control marched down the streets of St. Paul and gathered for a rally at the State Capitol Saturday. It was part of an unprecedented worldwide student-led movement dubbed March for Our Lives. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribbune/AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – St. Paul, Minnesota

Thousands of Minnesota students and other supporters of gun control marched down the streets of St. Paul and gathered for a rally at the State Capitol Saturday. It was part of an unprecedented worldwide student-led movement dubbed March for Our Lives. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribbune/AP)

<p>Thousands of Minnesota students and other supporters of gun control marched down the streets of St. Paul and gathered for a rally at the State Capitol Saturday. It was part of an unprecedented worldwide student-led movement dubbed March for Our Lives. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribbune/AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – St. Paul, Minnesota

Thousands of Minnesota students and other supporters of gun control marched down the streets of St. Paul and gathered for a rally at the State Capitol Saturday. It was part of an unprecedented worldwide student-led movement dubbed March for Our Lives. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribbune/AP)

<p>A demonstrator attends a “March for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) </p>
March for Our Lives – Chicago, Illinois

A demonstrator attends a “March for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

<p>(From left to right) Student organizers Ellie Lancaster, Emily Masternak, Sara Ojala, Mya Gregory and Evan Calderon lead the way over the Blue Bridge during the March for Our Lives 2018 event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Casey Sykes/MLive.com/AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Grand Rapids, Michigan

(From left to right) Student organizers Ellie Lancaster, Emily Masternak, Sara Ojala, Mya Gregory and Evan Calderon lead the way over the Blue Bridge during the March for Our Lives 2018 event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Casey Sykes/MLive.com/AP)

<p>Several hundred students, parents, concerned citizens and anti-gun advocates marched in downtown Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) </p>
March for Our Lives – Jackson, Mississippi

Several hundred students, parents, concerned citizens and anti-gun advocates marched in downtown Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

<p>An attendee wears face paint during “March for Our Lives”, an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters) </p>
March for Our Lives – Los Angeles, California

An attendee wears face paint during “March for Our Lives”, an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

<p>Several hundred students, parents, concerned citizens and anti-gun advocates rally by a plaza connecting state offices in downtown Jackson, Miss. for the “March for Our Lives” rally. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) </p>
March for Our Lives – Jackson, Mississippi

Several hundred students, parents, concerned citizens and anti-gun advocates rally by a plaza connecting state offices in downtown Jackson, Miss. for the “March for Our Lives” rally. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

<p>Ben Heiman, 10, holds a cutout of Republican Doug Lamborn who was a former Republican for the House of Representative for Colorado’s 5th District during the ‘March For Our Lives’ eventin Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ben Heiman, 10, holds a cutout of Republican Doug Lamborn who was a former Republican for the House of Representative for Colorado’s 5th District during the ‘March For Our Lives’ eventin Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)

<p>People carry signs and show their support of the ‘March For Our Lives’ event on Saturday March 24, 2018 which started at Acacia Park and proceeded throughout downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. The event gained international attention following the mass school shooting that left 17 dead earlier this year in Parkland, Fla. </p>
March for Our Lives – Colorado Springs, Colorado

People carry signs and show their support of the ‘March For Our Lives’ event on Saturday March 24, 2018 which started at Acacia Park and proceeded throughout downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. The event gained international attention following the mass school shooting that left 17 dead earlier this year in Parkland, Fla.

<p>An attendee holds two signs at the March for Our Lives 2018 event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Casey Sykes | MLive.com/AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Grand Rapids, Michigan

An attendee holds two signs at the March for Our Lives 2018 event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Casey Sykes | MLive.com/AP)

<p>Shooting survivors Tyra Hemans (center, L) and Emma Gonzalez (center, R), from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, hug as Hemans addresses the conclusion of the “March for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

Shooting survivors Tyra Hemans (center, L) and Emma Gonzalez (center, R), from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, hug as Hemans addresses the conclusion of the “March for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

<p>People walk with signs during “March for Our Lives”, an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters) </p>
March for Our Lives – Los Angeles, California

People walk with signs during “March for Our Lives”, an organized demonstration to end gun violence, in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

<p>Several hundred students, parents, concerned citizens and anti-gun advocates marched in downtown Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) </p>
March for Our Lives – Jackson, Mississippi

Several hundred students, parents, concerned citizens and anti-gun advocates marched in downtown Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

<p>A person holds a sign during a Gun Control Rally in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) </p>
March for Our Lives – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A person holds a sign during a Gun Control Rally in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

<p>People take part in the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 24, 2018. (Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
March for Our Lives – New Orleans, Louisiana

People take part in the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 24, 2018. (Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Gun control protesters walk down Broad Street in downtown Augusta, Ga., Saturday morning March 24, 2018 as part of the March For Our Lives protests against gun violence. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle/AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Augusta, Georgia

Gun control protesters walk down Broad Street in downtown Augusta, Ga., Saturday morning March 24, 2018 as part of the March For Our Lives protests against gun violence. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle/AP)

<p>Four-year-old twins Eli, left, and his brother Nathan Hellman hold their signs during the ‘March For Our Lives’ event in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Four-year-old twins Eli, left, and his brother Nathan Hellman hold their signs during the ‘March For Our Lives’ event in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)

<p>Protestors raise their fists during the March for Our Lives rally at Las Vegas City Hall on March 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) </p>
March for Our Lives – Las Vegas, Nevada

Protestors raise their fists during the March for Our Lives rally at Las Vegas City Hall on March 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

<p>People participate in a “March For Our Lives” event Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Norfolk, Virginia

People participate in a “March For Our Lives” event Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Norfolk, Va. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

<p>Thousands of people gather Liberty Plaza during the “March For Our Life” Atlanta rally Saturday, March 24, 2018. The Atlanta police department estimated the crowd at near 30,000 people. (Hyosub Shin /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Atlanta, Georgia

Thousands of people gather Liberty Plaza during the “March For Our Life” Atlanta rally Saturday, March 24, 2018. The Atlanta police department estimated the crowd at near 30,000 people. (Hyosub Shin /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

<p>People take part in the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 24, 2018. (Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
March for Our Lives – New Orleans, Louisiana

People take part in the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 24, 2018. (Emily Kask/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Students from the University of Georgia, Clarke Central and local elementary schools gather during a “March For Our Lives” rally at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Athens, Georgia

Students from the University of Georgia, Clarke Central and local elementary schools gather during a “March For Our Lives” rally at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

<p>Students and school shooting survivors embrace at the conclusion of the “March for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

Students and school shooting survivors embrace at the conclusion of the “March for Our Lives” event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

<p>Joseph Zenobi, left, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla. broke down crying as he spoke about his friends who were killed during a rally against gun violence Saturday at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., as part of the national March for Our Lives event. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – St. Paul, Minnesota

Joseph Zenobi, left, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla. broke down crying as he spoke about his friends who were killed during a rally against gun violence Saturday at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., as part of the national March for Our Lives event. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students take part in a “March For Our Lives” rally in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) </p>
March for Our Lives – Parkland, Florida

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students take part in a “March For Our Lives” rally in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez speaks during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez pauses as she speaks during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez pauses as she speaks during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>People participate in the March For Our Lives rally at the Capitol Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York) </p>
March for Our Lives – Phoenix, Arizona

People participate in the March For Our Lives rally at the Capitol Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)

<p>Camryn Fidilio, 7, of Bowling Green, holds a sign during the “March for Our Lives” on Saturday, March 24, 2018, outside of Cherry Hall at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. Summoned to action by student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across the U.S. on Saturday to press for gun control. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Bowling Green, Kentucky

Camryn Fidilio, 7, of Bowling Green, holds a sign during the “March for Our Lives” on Saturday, March 24, 2018, outside of Cherry Hall at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. Summoned to action by student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across the U.S. on Saturday to press for gun control. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)

<p>Baylor School student Avery Santin, left, and East Hamilton High School students Haylee Duncan, center, and Lauren Gossett chant on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse during a “March for Our Lives” rally on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) </p>
March for Our Lives – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Baylor School student Avery Santin, left, and East Hamilton High School students Haylee Duncan, center, and Lauren Gossett chant on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse during a “March for Our Lives” rally on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

<p>A protester holds a gun control sign during a “March For Our Lives” demonstration demanding gun control in New York City, U.S. March 24, 2018. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) </p>
March for Our Lives – New York, New York

A protester holds a gun control sign during a “March For Our Lives” demonstration demanding gun control in New York City, U.S. March 24, 2018. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

<p>Members of the audience become emotional as Edna Chavez, of Manual Arts High, south of downtown Los Angeles, speaks during the ‘March for Our Lives’ rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

Members of the audience become emotional as Edna Chavez, of Manual Arts High, south of downtown Los Angeles, speaks during the ‘March for Our Lives’ rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

<p>Yolanda Renee King, grand daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during the ‘March for Our Lives’ rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) </p>
March for Our Lives – Washington, D.C.

Yolanda Renee King, grand daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during the ‘March for Our Lives’ rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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