Hundreds of thousands of students and Americans have descended on Washington for the first ever "March for Our Lives" rally. The rally was organized by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are outspokenly in-favor of gun control.
So it wasn't without irony when photos and videos surfaced showing a very heavy police and military presence at the march. And yes, those offering protection are armed with firearms.
Pup patrol reporting for duty. So much security, but all of the police and national guard are so incredibly friendl… https://t.co/jlHPeLOcnk— betsywhalen (@betsywhalen)1521899941.0
DC National Guard part of security for #MarchForOurLives @fox5dc https://t.co/Ny9cAhhKWS— Lindsay Watts (@Lindsay Watts)1521901398.0
Military style security for #MarchForOurLives Follow the day @educationweek https://t.co/FHXQnvF2GF— Lisa Stark (@Lisa Stark)1521894537.0
Good morning! I’ll be reporting from the #MarchForOurLives rally starting at 6 this morning. Right now, security cr… https://t.co/8fIsdRBZog— Meagan Fitzgerald (@Meagan Fitzgerald)1521884925.0
Very strong presence of DC #police at #MarchForOurLivesDC @wusa9 https://t.co/RDO1SS7j6Z— Andrea McCarren (@Andrea McCarren)1521903134.0
The rally has garnered support from every corner of the world, including celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to former President Barack Obama. Progressive organizations like Planned Parenthood and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety are also supporting the rally.