"We're Going To Start A Revolution": 500,000 People Storm Washington To Protest Guns

Update: David Hogg just finished his speech...

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Survivors of the deadly Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (along with numerous celebrities such as Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Chrissy Teigen and a handful of other celebrities) are leading some 500,000 high school students Saturday during the "March for our Lives" anti-gun protest in Washington, DC.

The march was organized to build on the momentum of last week's National School Walkout and put further pressure on lawmakers to ban assault weapons after shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and faculty with an AR-15.

Participants gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue near the US Capitol on Saturday morning ahead of the march, which was slated to begin at noon.

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Hundreds of sister marches also are planned across the country and around the world, according to CNN.

Parkland survivor David Hogg has given dozens of interviews, often controversial, as part of his "gun-control advocacy" effort that started roughly one month ago after the shooting at his high school. In one particularly foul-mouthed interview, Hogg compared marching for gun control to teaching his luddite parents how to use iMessage.

Speaking to The Outline, Hogg, 17, tried to explain why he feels its important for young people to take things into their own hands.

''When your old-ass parent is like "I don’t know how to send an iMessage" and you’re just like, "Give me the f---ing phone and let me handle it," Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government.

"Our parents don’t know how to use a f---ing democracy, so we have to."

In a separate interview with Good Morning America, Hogg declared that "today we are going to start a revolution."

"We are sick and tired of the inaction here in Washington and around the country" by politicians who are "owned by the NRA. Today we are going to start a revolution," Hogg said.

Hogg added that gun violence has multiple causes, including mental illness, per ABC.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Common, Andra Day, Vic Mensa and Ben Platt will all perform in DC and there will be speeches from 20 young people, both from Stoneman Douglas and other schools around the country that have been affected by gun violence.

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The Clooneys and Oprah each donated half a million dollars to the event, as did Spielberg and several other celebrities. Joshua Kushner, Ivanka Trump's brother-in-law, has also promised to attend the march, the Daily Mail reported.

Others, including President Trump's friend, Patriots owner Bob Kraft, lent their support in other ways. Kraft gave the teenagers from Parkland his football team's private plane to shuttle them to DC on Friday.

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Delta also donated two of its aircraft to fly protesters to the city from Florida. The event will wreak havoc on local transportation and officials are on high alert for any security threats.

Hours before the march had even started, the crowds of students that had gathered on the mall were chanting "This is what democracy looks like."

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Attending the march Saturday, Isabel Kaegi, a 16-year-old student at Palatine High School in a suburb outside Chicago, said her school recently faced a false school shooting threat, prompting parents to pull their children out of class. Four teenagers were arrested for the threats.

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"We need common sense gun laws," Kaegi said. "No one should be able to buy a military gun."

As Politico described it, people began streaming toward Pennsylvania Avenue early. Police were everywhere along the route. Signs were posted along the route notifying marchers that firearms aren’t allowed in the area, even with a license to carry.

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At 9 am, the area in front of the stage, erected near the base of the US Capitol, had already filled up. Signs criticized the Trump administration’s support for training and arming teachers and school staff.

The demonstration comes shortly after a shooting at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland, which killed two students, one of whom was taken off life support on Thursday.

The route for the march stretches down Pennsylvania Avenue, past the Trump International Hotel and stopping short of the White House. The march will be followed by mass school walkouts across the country on April 20.

Comments

J S Bach FireBrander Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:59 Permalink

"Survivors of the deadly Valentine's Day shooting..."

Hey, I survived.  And you, dear reader, survived as well.  As long as you were alive then and still live and breathe today, you "survived".  Kinda like how every jew alive during WWII - no matter where they were in the world - were "holohoax survivors".

It's so obvious how the (((media))) use these inane phrases to make their distortion efforts more plausible.  What we are witnessing with this Washington march are the results of public-schooled-non-thinking-robotons acting out the propagandistic messages which their "educators" and (((media masters))) have inputed into their empty brains.

And if I see that uppity hogg-faced puny CNN-anchor-wannabe one more time, I'm going to regurgitate my lunch all over the room.

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MagicHandPuppet Gaius Frakkin'… Sat, 03/24/2018 - 14:13 Permalink

I'm all for the freedom of speech - you know, the 1st amendment and all.  Accordingly, I'm for "termination" <wink, wink> of politicians and bureaucrats who attempt to subvert this right of the people.

And the same goes for the right to bare arms and terminating those politicians and bureaucrats who attempt to subvert this right as well.

Dumb, arrogant kids giving speeches and crybaby protests don't in and of themselves pose any kind of threat - other than making said politicians and bureaucrats feel empowered and emboldened to subvert our rights.

Please stock up on and prepare your "termination" devices accordingly

;)

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Mr. Universe MagicHandPuppet Sat, 03/24/2018 - 14:21 Permalink

John Adams back in 1798 knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men.

While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World: while the continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned Us by Providence. But should the People of America, once become capable of that deep  simulation towards one another and towards foreign nations, which assumes the Language of Justice and moderation while it is practicing Iniquity and Extravagance; and displays in the most captivating manner the charming Pictures of Candour frankness & sincerity while it is rioting in rapine and Insolence: this Country will be the most miserable Habitation in the World. Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by  morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

So I submit, what happens when not only your populace is corrupt but the government is as well?

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manofthenorth Mr. Universe Sat, 03/24/2018 - 14:37 Permalink

According to the available data there are 10 fatalities and 1,200 injuries from texting and driving in the US every single day. Alaska has even gone to the extreme of fining guilty drivers $10,000 for violating the texting and driving ban and people still do it every day without a second thought of the consequences.

So I am left to wonder how "common sense gun laws" will ever make a difference.

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Bone-Machine skunzie Sat, 03/24/2018 - 16:23 Permalink

Dear Bach,

If you had listened to all of the speeches, you would have heard a number of the kids mention responsible gun ownership.  Instead, as usual, you chose to selectively use just the material which fit your flawed, misguided argument.  You also entirely missed the point of the protest.  The protest was about gun violence, particularly gun violence in schools.  Not Jews, not the media, and not CNN anchor wannabes.  If anyone is inane, distorted, uppity and propagandist, it's you Bach.  You think you're a Sacred Cow with all of your upvotes.  You're wrong. You're the cow's shit.  And F.Y.I..  I own a shit ton of guns and lots of lead just in case an empty brain like you ever gets any further than posting your bullshit on ZH.

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beemasters Mr Hankey Sat, 03/24/2018 - 19:04 Permalink

I'd say let's hijack the protest with anti-war slogans to outnumber the anti-gun (violence) ones. War is where the real violence is and has always been for far too long. Why has there been no kid protesting wars??? Oh I forgot...It's all about "I, me and mine" taught in schools; if it doesn't happen in our backyard, to hell how many innocence die in other nations.

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Shitonya Serfs Mr Hankey Sat, 03/24/2018 - 19:51 Permalink

18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
 

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ChiangMaiXPat Bone-Machine Sun, 03/25/2018 - 08:36 Permalink

Hey FuckWad.....I’m down. Bone Machine...I bet your ASS is as big as the Lincoln Tunnel. Sounds like you like getting your cheeks blown out. Mr. Tough Guy...Tough talker aren’t we? These mindless kids didn’t orchestrate this march, that’s a given. As usual the amazing humanitarian virtue signaling Marxist’s put it together with help from sexual deviants like Soros and the debauched Hollywood Elite. The Cloud Act finishes off the 4th amendment, the ADL is working on the 1st, the 2nd is being actively attacked by all concerned. And Mr. Shit Kicker I Got Boned Machine thinks the constitution is a living document. 

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20-20 Hindsight Bone-Machine Sat, 03/24/2018 - 16:48 Permalink

I upvoted you, Bone-Machine, because FINALLY someone is making sense here on ZH.  I don't think you will ever need to use your guns on any of the many "brave" airheads here who hide behind their keyboards.  Save your bullets for a worthy cause.  I trust your judgment, which is a lot more than I can say for 99.9 % of the posters in this smelly swamp.

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Bone-Machine 20-20 Hindsight Sat, 03/24/2018 - 17:21 Permalink

Thank you.  I only differ in your 99% number.  It's the "broken record" 10% who make it seem like it's 99%.  I'm not going to name names, either way, you decide for yourself.  It takes a bit of work, but, it's worth the effort.

 

(see: only 25 downvotes for you out of how many here?  Short attention span apes.  The rest of the upvotes for Bach are reflexive idiots, you know, "Sieg Heil! types.  Nowhere near 99% of ZH.  Enjoy the Bach fan boi show and their pathetic bullshit below.)  

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Mr Hankey Bone-Machine Sat, 03/24/2018 - 19:04 Permalink

Yeah. People need to keep issues separate & completely isolated from each other. 

Guns,immigration,culture,politics,economics and demographics & who disproportionately influence and control them have ABSOLUTELY  NOTHING  TO DO WITH EACH OTHER!!!!!!

  I agree with you though.Shooting up a school& dozens of little peeps is TOTALLY irresponsible gun ownership.

Here is where we MUST make a stand ,you and I together,against the POWERFUL school shooters lobby.

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Demologos Bone-Machine Sat, 03/24/2018 - 17:47 Permalink

If you listened to all of the speeches, your stomach is stronger than mine. This protest is an operation pure and simple. The media have been promoting it for weeks, the free transportation provided by those with a gun confiscation agenda (Soros and his array of subversive organizations), Hollywood SJWs, virtue-signaling corporations, and corrupt politicians pretending to have morals.

Maybe some speeches made points short of Australian-style gun prohibitions, so what. In a circus like this, people only hear what they want to hear, and most of those listening to these adolescent revolutionaries think that no guns means no more violence. The death toll would actually increase when the sickos can't get guns as they would resort to driving vehicles through crowds, explosives, and maybe even poisons. Hell, knife wielding maniacs have killed dozens before being stopped.

This bullshit would not be carrying on without the coverups by the "authorities" facilitated by the lying news media. Take Columbine. The killers had associates who had to know what they were up to. One of those associate's father was FBI (hmmm so is Hogg's father). At least one of the killers was on anti-psychotic drugs. And SSRIs figure prominently in most of these shootings whether at schools or elsewhere. The Big Pharma drug pushers use their advertising money clout to keep the lying media from adding two plus two about the role their drugs play in all of the carnage.

So go ahead and be mad at Bach while sitting on your pile of guns and ammo. I don't agree with everything he says either, but I will defend to the death his right to say it. So make a better point than he did instead just attacking him.

 

 

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Bone-Machine Demologos Sat, 03/24/2018 - 20:48 Permalink

If you opened you eyes and closed your pie hole a little bit, you might have seen the point.  It was plain and simple.  Maybe too simple for you.  I'm not at all interested in your long-winded, myopic screed polluted with what-about-ism, equivocation, binary thinking, and thought corks.  Save that shit for you and your Bach fan boys.

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Implied Violins Demologos Sat, 03/24/2018 - 23:06 Permalink

Here's a speech by a 15-year-old black kid who "gets it":

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-24-high-school-sophomore-video-goes-viral-watch-him-intelligently-explain-why-anti-gun-students-are-ignorant-historically-illiterate-and-dangerous-to-our-freedoms.html

Not all kids are buying into this bullshit.  There are actually more awake than not; they just can't knock Boss Hogg off the airwaves to get their say.  Maybe this kid can buck that trend.

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mc225 Demologos Sun, 03/25/2018 - 05:59 Permalink

had an interesting day saturday, from listening to a carload of people rattling off all the talking points wrt to 'gun control rallies, war protests, get rid of trump, fbi are innocent', etc... basic msnbc/pbs/npr points...  to reaching the destination/gathering, and speaking to other people there who love trump... and just found myself thinking, we've all lost our minds... that is to say, it appears that there are these really powerful 'us/them' mindsets being put into motion all over the place, and people aren't seeing the ramifications of where this might lead... again, it's like you've got one group of 'true believers' who think trump should be impeached and jailed, and on the other hand, another group of faithful, waiting for 'the swamp to be cleared'... like we've all got our own talking points, and screw everybody else... it really does sort of lead to wondering about some kind of 'quantum theory', where 'whatever you believe' really does hold true, within the confines of your own mind.... as though we're all -- each of us -- living in separate universes, with the illusion that we're sharing 'the same physical space'. whatever it is, if this has gone on before, it's never reached my notice... but it's just 'front and center' these days... impossible to ignore 'the divide(s)'...

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WOAR Bone-Machine Sat, 03/24/2018 - 18:26 Permalink

I don't care how many kids say they are for 'responsible gun ownership' because their ACTIONS speak louder. They went to an event to show that they have numbers for a voting block in 10 years - they will vote against guns however they can. You think politicians will craft a law that doesn't benefit them directly, abusing these dumb voting blocks? How far gone down the tube are we going to be in 10 years, when right now Nazi salutes get people sent to prison, and Communist salutes get cheers?

This thing will all kick off when I return to America. I can almost guarantee it. Hopefully, that doesn't happen for 15 years, though...

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