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D.C.’s March For Our Lives 2018: 13 photos, revealed

Take a look at what could be the city’s biggest single-day protest in history

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This past weekend, Washington, D.C., experienced what could be the city’s biggest single-day protest in history. An estimated 800,000 gathered in the District to protest against gun violence. This number does not reflect the many other hundreds of “sibling protests” that occurred throughout the nation, including in Boston, Houston, and Parkland, Florida, the site of the Valentine’s Day attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In comparison to this recent event, other large protests to have occurred in D.C. include the 500,000 to 600,000 who demonstrated in 1969 against the Vietnam War, the 500,000 who protested in the inaugural Women’s March on Washington, and the 450,000 to 1.1 million people who gathered in 1995 for the Million Man March.

Another nationwide student walkout is scheduled on April 20, the anniversary of Columbine, with plans for additional marches on every state capitol still in the works.

For a look at what the March for Our Lives was like in Washington, D.C., check out the gallery below.

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