WASHINGTON - Stars will hit the stage to perform in front of an estimated 500,000 activists as celebrities join the March For Our Lives in DC on Saturday.
The massive rally calling for Congress to take action on gun violence will include star-studded performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Common, Vic Mensa, Andra Day, Miley Cyrus, Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt.
The march activities are slated to begin at noon on Saturday. You will be able to watch their performances in the YouTube player below.
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The March For Our Lives was spearheaded by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after the deadliest school mass shooting in U.S. history took place there on Valentine's Day. The massacre, which officials said was carried out by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, left 17 people dead, including 14 students and three faculty members.
Historians said the demonstrations were shaping up to be one of the largest youth protests in decades.
“Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students,” the mission statement for March For Our Lives reads in part. “We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.”
Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and Steven Spielberg have donated money to support the event, while stars like Justin Bieber and Harry styles have also encouraged students to participate as well.
Politicians will also be out in force with the students, as Mayor Muriel Bowser joined in a video with Justin Timberlake to promote the walk and state she would be participating as well.
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