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    Powerful Moments From Speeches at March for Our Lives Rally

    Hear some of the most emotional moments from student speeches at the Washington, D.C., March for Our Lives rally on March 24. (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. Saturday against gun violence, vowing to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" movement for tougher laws on weapons.

    They took to the streets of the nation's capital and cities such as Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Los Angeles, in the kind of numbers seen during the Vietnam era, sweeping up activists long frustrated by stalemate in the gun debate and bringing in lots of new, young voices.

    Here are some of the top moments from the March for Our Lives demonstrations:

    EMMA GONZALEZ'S MOMENT OF SILENCE
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez, who has become a leading voice in the student-led movement, held a moment of silence to honor the 17 people killed at her high school during her speech in Washington, D.C. 

    Emma Gonzalez Captivates in Moment of SilenceEmma Gonzalez Captivates in Moment of Silence

    Those at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., paid their respects to the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in a long moment of silence, led by shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez.

    (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    PAUL McCARTNEY JOINS THE MARCH IN NYC
    When asked why he was participating in the New York City rally, former Beatle Paul McCartney said one of his best friends was killed by gun violence nearby. Fellow Beatle John Lennon was killed outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980.

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    Legendary musician Paul McCarney joined protesters in New York City marching for gun control.

    (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    MLK'S GRANDDAUGHTER SHARES HER DREAM IN DC
    Nine-year-old Yolanda Renee King told the crowd that she had a dream "that enough is enough," echoing the words of her grandfather, Martin Luther King Jr. She said, "this should be a gun-free world, period."

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    Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr., spoke to the crowd at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C.

    (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    11-YEAR-OLD WALKOUT ORGANIZER: DON'T UNDERESTIMATE KIDS
    Naomi Wadler helped lead her elementary school walkout on March 14 in Alexandria, Virginia. She spoke in Washington, D.C., about how kids "know what is right and wrong."

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    Eleven-year-old Naomi Wadler spoke at the rally in Washington, D.C., sharing stories of black girls whose lives are not talked about on the news. 

    (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    THE WORLD MARCHES WITH THE U.S.
    France, Italy, Sweden, England and Canada all held marches in solidarity with the March for Our Lives demonstrations in the U.S.

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    Students in Paris and Rome marched in solidarity with U.S. students taking part in the March for Our Lives.

    (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    SAMANTHA FUENTES LEADS CROWD IN SINGING 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' TO FALLEN CLASSMATE
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Samantha Fuentes led a large crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to her fallen classmate and friend.

    Samantha Fuentes Leads Crowd in Singing 'Happy Birthday' to Fallen ClassmateSamantha Fuentes Leads Crowd in Singing 'Happy Birthday' to Fallen Classmate

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Samantha Fuentes led a large crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to her fallen classmate and friend.

    (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    EDNA CHAVEZ DELIVERS EMOTIONAL SPEECH
    The South LA student, speaking to the national crowd in D.C., made an impassioned plea to end the gun violence in her community and highlighted how the violence affects people of color.

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    Edna Chavez delivered an emotional speech about gun violence in her community to the crowd of protesters in Washington, D.C.

    (Published Saturday, March 24, 2018)

    AMY SCHUMER CALLS OUT THE NRA IN LA
    The actress spoke out against the National Rifle Association at the rally in Los Angeles. Schumer has been vocal against gun violence, as two young women were shot to death in 2015 at a showing of her movie "Trainwreck."

    Amy Schumer, Olivia Wilde Call Out NRA at LA RallyAmy Schumer, Olivia Wilde Call Out NRA at LA Rally

    Celebrities joined forces with demonstrators at the "March for Our Lives" rally in Los Angeles.

    (Published Sunday, March 25, 2018)