Thousands Take to the Streets In Chicago’s March for Our Lives

A crowd of thousands took part in the "March for Our Lives" on Saturday in Chicago. 

In light of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida, protestors all over the world participated in a desperate call to end gun violence and to demand that lives and safety become a priority for lawmakers, according to the event page.

A rally at the city's Union Park preceded the march, which went off largely peacefully as activists marched in the city's West Town neighborhood. 

Numerous dignitaries participated in the march, including Senator Dick Durbin. 

The protest was one of hundreds nationwide, including an event in Washington D.C. that featured high profile performers like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Miley Cyrus and survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, which claimed 17 lives. 

For more information to join one of the 651 events worldwide and/or to donate, click here.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended the march. The mayor is currently in Puerto Rico aiding in relief efforts. 

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