WASHINGTON DC — An estimated half a million people are expected to rally at the nation’s capital today to demand gun policy reforms.
Thousands more are joining in key cities across the US and even in other parts of the world.
The March For Our Lives rally will take place here on Pennsylvania Ave., between 3rd and 12th street, and program will start at 12 noon, including speeches, performances, and appearances of celebrities like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Lin Manuel Miranda — among many others.
Ahead of Saturday’s big march, some shooting survivors called on lawmakers to pass legislation for universal background checks, banning assault rifles and access to them.
Organizers say marchers should not bring items that could pose a threat to the security of the event such as weapons of any kind.
Backpacks and bags are limited to no bigger than 18 by 13 by 7 inches.
Signs and banners should be no bigger than 20 by 30 by ¼ inch.
Selfie sticks and support for signs and placards will not be allowed through security screeners.
Organizers say this teen activism against gun violence will continue until comprehensive gun reform is passed in Congress.