Former President Barack Obama was among those who took to social media on Saturday and commented on the “March for Our Lives” events taking place around the country.
“Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen. Keep at it. You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change,” Obama tweeted.
Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen. Keep at it. You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 24, 2018
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also posted a tweet after going to the event in New York City, “Inspiring seems too weak a word for how I felt as a citizen and as a mom-amidst the sea of unrelenting determination that this time will be different.”
Charlotte & I went to #MarchForOurLives#NYC today. Inspiring seems too weak a word for how I felt-as a citizen and as a mom-amidst the sea of unrelenting determination that this time will be different. Holding my 3 yr old daughter’s hand, this sign deeply resonated. #NeverAgainpic.twitter.com/ntOzIiZzHV
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 24, 2018
Hundreds of thousands are estimated to have gathered in various cities to “demand an end to gun violence, the latest and most visible show of force by a student-led political movement in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Parkland,” notes the Washington Post.
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While President Trump hasn’t yet tweeted about the protest, the White House released a statement on Saturday.
“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” the statement reads. “Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President’s, which is why he urged Congress to pass the Fix NICS and STOP School Violence Acts, and signed them into law. Additionally, on Friday, the Department of Justice issued the rule to ban bump stocks following through on the President’s commitment to ban devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”