As the March For Our Lives proteststook over citiesacross America, allies also made noise overseas to show in solidarity with the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
Demonstrators from France, Germany, Spain and all the way from Tokyo took to the streets to protest gun violence in the United States. Hundreds of international protesters urged U.S. lawmakers to change the country’s gun laws, while reminding them that the rest of the world is watching.
In France, a country stillreeling from a deadly shootingon Friday, a crowd of people, both French and American, gathered near the Eiffel Tower in Paris to protest.
“It’s important for Americans even overseas to make sure that Washington knows thatwe’re not pleasedwith the gun control reform and we want more,” Caitlin Waters, co-organizer of the Paris march, told CBS News.
In their own demonstration against gun violence, protesters in Tokyo stood silently while holding up the names and ages of victims killed in school shootings in the U.S.
Nathan Kawanishi, a U.S. citizen visiting Japan, photographed the event.
“Standing with all those marching today,” Kawanishi wrote on Instagram.
A post shared by Nathan Kawanishi (@ao_nathan)on Mar 24, 2018 at 7:00am PDT
See how the rest of the world joined America in a massive protest against gun violence below.