Thousands of people participated Saturday in Boston’s March for Our Lives, which began in Roxbury at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and ended with a rally on Boston Common.
The Boston march was one of hundreds of protests against gun violence held worldwide. It was part of a movement calling for stricter gun laws in the U.S., led by survivors of the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last month.
Organizers of the Boston event hoped to host one of the largest rallies, and on Saturday, reporters, photographers, and media outlets captured overhead views of the sea of protesters stretching through the city’s streets and filling up the Common:
Crowds of students, teachers, parents and educators wrap around Madison Park HS in Roxbury ahead of @MFOLBoston. They’ll step off at 11AM and walk roughly 3 miles up Tremont St. to Boston Common for a rally at 2PM. @WBZ pic.twitter.com/RGhqV04QeV
— Anaridis Rodriguez (@Anaridis) March 24, 2018
— Mark Gartsbeyn (@markgartsbeyn) March 24, 2018
Just a small part of the Boston March for Our Lives pic.twitter.com/mH2Fg65v4d
— Jordan Graham (@jordanmgraham) March 24, 2018
Aerial pics show thousands of #MarchForOurLives participants heading to Boston Common.
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) March 24, 2018
— Navnit Kumar Shukla (@Navnit_Shukla) March 24, 2018
— Brendan Deady (@Brendan_Deady) March 24, 2018
— Paul Burton (@PaulWBZ) March 24, 2018
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) March 24, 2018
Walking over to the March on Boston Common – aerial view….from Beacon Hill…pretty energizing pic.twitter.com/7DoIaS22Ec
— Priyamvada Natarajan (@SheerPriya) March 24, 2018