March For Our Lives: By The Numbers PHOTOS+STATS: MARCH FOR OUR LIVES 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA- On March 24th, 2018, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children marched the streets of their respective cities to protest the need for universal background checks on all gun sales, the closing of gun show loopholes, a restoration of 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban and a ban on the sale of high capacity magazines in the United States.
The turnout for the marches/protests- which were held in over 800 cities around the world- may have been smaller than the number who took to the streets for the Women’s March, but what was truly remarkable was number of youth- children who aren’t even eligible to vote- who marched.
Estimates for the crowd sizes for each city ranged depending on the source, but here are some of the numbers that we were able to find online as of March 25, 2018, 1:30pm (PST):
- Washington DC: 200,000 – 800,000
- Los Angeles, CA: 55,000
- Atlanta, GA: 30,000
- Boston, MA: 20,000 – 40,000
- Parkland, MI: 20,000 (Parkland only has a population of 31,500)
- St. Paul, MN: 18,000
- Houston, TX: 15,000
- Reno, NV: 10,000
These are just estimated numbers from 8 cities. Over 790 more cities to count. Midterm elections are a few months away. Let’s just hope those number turn up at the polls.
EDITORS NOTE: This page will be updated with estimates when we find out about them. If you have a link from a legitimate news source that has crowd size estimates of the city you marched in, please contact us or leave a comment below and well add it to the list!
Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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