Protests and demonstrations

Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., closes her eyes and cries as she stands silently at the podium for the amount of time it took the Parkland shooter to go on his killing spree during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2018 - 7:39 pm
Chin high and tears streaming, Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez stood silent in front of thousands gathered for the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C. She continued to stand silently as a few crowd members shouted out support. She remained silent as tentative chants broke...
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Thousands of protesters look at at a rally following a march in favor of gun control at the Seattle Center Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Seattle. Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 24, 2018 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 7:15 p.m. A contingent of survivors of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting is among the thousands of marchers at a gun control rally in Denver. Students and their supporters packed into...
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Thousands of protesters look at at a rally following a march in favor of gun control at the Seattle Center Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Seattle. Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 24, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 5:50 p.m. High school students led thousands of protesters in Seattle on Saturday, part of a nation-wide youth movement demanding tighter gun regulation in the wake of a Florida school...
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Protesters wave signs at a "March for Our Lives" rally in Helena, Mont., on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
March 24, 2018 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 5:10 p.m. Dueling rallies were held at the same time in Helena, Montana, by gun-control and gun-rights advocates. At the gun-control rally, two teen sisters who helped organize the protest...
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Kendall McKee, 11, is shown during a pro-gun march designed to advocate for fortified schools and more armed teachers Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Hundreds of people are expected to march to the Utah state Capitol in separate protests aimed at improving school safety — in very different ways. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 24, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 4:10 p.m. Pro-gun activists held counter-protests at some cities across the western United States on Saturday, even as hundreds of thousands of people rallied at gun control events at the...
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Jennifer Hudson, left, center, hugs Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after performing "The Times They Are A Changin'" during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 24, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 3:35 p.m. Chin high and tears streaming, Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez stood silent in front of thousands gathered for the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C...
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People hold banners during the "March For Our Lives" event in Paris, France, Saturday, March 24, 2018. The march is one of hundreds happening across the U.S. and the world to urge U.S. lawmakers to pass stricter gun safety legislation after deadly school shootings. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
March 24, 2018 - 3:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — Calls for greater gun control in the U.S. came from across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday as demonstrators near the Eiffel Tower demanded that U.S. politicians "protect children, not guns!" The protesters in Paris included American and French demonstrators, families and students. "It's...
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High school students toss roses in memory of those lost to gun violence in front of the stage during a rally before a march in favor of gun control Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Seattle. Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 24, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 3:15 p.m. Fifteen-year-old Brooke Solomon led thousands of demonstrators in a march through the downtown streets of Detroit. Ten-year-old Jack Thorne attended a similar event in Savannah,...
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Edna Chavez of Manual Arts High, south of downtown Los Angeles, speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 24, 2018 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 2:20 p.m. Thousands of people are flooding the streets of downtown Los Angeles to demand stricter gun laws in the U.S. The rally was one of several being held across California and the...
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Delaney Tarr, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 24, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 1:55 p.m. Hundreds of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School arrived for the Washington, D.C. march on three flights donated by Delta Air Lines. They'll return to Florida with...
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