In Photos: 'March For Our Lives' Rally Takes Over Manhattan
Mar 25, 2018
Published at 4:41 PM EDT on Mar 24, 2018 | Updated at 1:31 AM EDT on Mar 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of demonstrators of all ages gathered at a "March for Our Lives" rally in New York City on Saturday, at one point holding a moment of silence to honor 17 people killed during a school shooting in Florida just last month. The rally in midtown Manhattan was one of several being held across the United States on Saturday in response to gun violence. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio were among the Democratic Party politicians who joined the march. Former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon, who's running against Cuomo in the Democratic primary in September, also attended, as did Paul McCartney, whose Beatles bandmate John Lennon was killed by a gunman in 1980 not far from where the march took place. There were also plenty of homemade signs from kids and adults alike.