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The most powerful placards from the #MarchForOurLives rally

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Emily Reynolds
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This weekend saw the “biggest gun control protest for a generation” – the #MarchForOurLives rally.

Across the world, thousands of protesters hit the streets to call for stricter controls on guns in the US following yet another mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February this year. 

The shooting, which took place on Valentine’s Day this year, saw seventeen students killed and seventeen wounded – one of the deadliest school shootings in history, but just one of many that have taken place in the US over the last few years. 

The rally was full of intense emotional moments – particularly in the form of a speech from activist Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the shooting, who delivered a speech listing the seventeen people killed at the school before remaining silent for six minutes and twenty seconds – the time the attack took.

Gun control has become even more of a pressing global issue since the February attack. Washington’s rally alone saw 200,000 demonstrators, with similar protests both across the US and globally, with demos in London, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, Tokyo and many more. 

Here are some of the most powerful placards from protests across the world. 

The most powerful placards from the #MarchForOurLives rally
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