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Today’s international March For Our Lives rallies are bringing speeches, live music and celebrity activism to more than 800 locations worldwide, spotlighted by massive media coverage that starts early this morning and continues through the evening.
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Lot - Bombast - Nuance - Speeches - Rallies
Expect a lot of bombast and little nuance from the speeches during the rallies, which are billed as the young people’s response to the Parkland, Florida school shootings and a cry for further gun restrictions from legislators. The events are actually quietly being managed in the background by a sophisticated network of established adult activists. The events have received financial donations of at least $500,000 from such donors as George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Oprah Winfrey, among publicized contributors.
Coverage is slated by at least six major media television outlets, along with numerous online sites. The main rallies are in New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, but other gatherings are planned for Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Liverpool and Reykjavik, to name a few, according to the March For Our Lives website.
Saturday - Schedule
The Saturday schedule:
WASHINGTON, D.C.: What’s considered the main march event of the day kicks off at 10 AM ET along Pennsylvania Ave NW from 3rd Street NW to 12th Street NW. The stage, located at 3rd and Constitution Streets, NW, will serve as the hub for the day’s program, which will begin at noon ET, with speakers including the Parkland students who launched the event. Musical performances will come from Common, Miley Cyrus, Andra Day, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato and Vic Mensa, and Lin Manuel-Miranda and Ben Platt. .
NEW - YORK - Manhattan - March - Rally
NEW YORK: The Manhattan march and rally is set for 11 AM ET at the corner of West 72nd Street and Central Park West, making...
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