On Saturday, thousands of people gathered all across the nation to join the survivors of the Parkland shooting in fighting for stricter gun laws.
Here are the top eight moments from the marches around the nation:
1. I Have a Dream- Martin Luther King Jr's granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, payed tribute to her late grandfather’s “I Have a Dream” speech by sharing her own dream.
2. Emma Gonzalez- The Parkland shooting survivor took the stage and stood silently most of her speech that lasted 6 minutes and 30 seconds, the time it took shooter Nikolas Cruz to take 17 lives.
Real Quick: my speech today was abt 6 mins & 30 secs, including both my speech and my silence. The fact that people think the silence was 6 minutes... imagine how long it would have felt if it actually was 6 minutes, or how it would feel if you had to hide during that silence— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 25, 2018
3. Parkland survivors- Students who were injured during the shooting were present at March for Our Lives in D.C., including Samantha Fuentes, who was shot in both legs and received various cuts to the face.
4. The signs- Protesters across the nation put their creativity to the test and made signs to show why they were protesting.
well this sign officially won the march for our lives pic.twitter.com/5BrFu2czuN— Maggie Schaller (@magsschaller) March 24, 2018
5. "Happy Birthday, Nick"- Parkland survivor Samantha Fuentes lead the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Parkland victim Nicholas Dworet, who would’ve turned 18 on Saturday.
Parkland survivor Samantha Fuentes leads the DC #MarchForOurLives crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to Nicholas Dworet, who died in the shooting. He would have been 18 today. pic.twitter.com/6muHItTifd— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 24, 2018
6. Paul McCartney- The former Beatles member said he was marching in honor of his best friend, John Lennon, who died from gun violence almost 38 years ago.
"One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it's important to me." Former Beatle Paul McCartney attended the March for Our Lives in New York, near where his bandmate John Lennon was fatally shot more than 35 years ago. https://t.co/2P80H43DB9 pic.twitter.com/rHihL9oqan— CNN (@CNN) March 25, 2018
7. Naomi Walder- 11-year-old Naomi Walder, who led a walkout at her elementary school, took the stage to bring awareness to black females who have been victims of gun violence.
"I am here to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page" –Naomi Wadler, 11-years-old pic.twitter.com/SMDgcPHHtg— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) March 24, 2018
8. Celebrity support- All across social media, various celebrities came together to show support for all those marching and the Never Again Movement.
Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen. Keep at it. You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2018
I’m so happy I got to share this moment with these two ❤️❤️ . I hope North remembers this forever pic.twitter.com/wJRRAvW9tC— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2018
Speakers and activists took part in the March for Our Lives protest over the weekend in Des …