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Kim Kardashian West joins March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C.

As a mother of three, it’s no surprise she has a keen interest in the safety of schoolchildren.

And Kim Kardashian West used her sizable social media weight to stand in solidarity with the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

The reality television star, 37, tweeted to her over 59 million followers: ‘So ready to March today! Landed in DC w North & Kanye. We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence & students who are calling for action on common sense gun safety laws at #MarchForOurLives around the country.’ 

Marching: Kim Kardashian West used her sizable social media weight to stand in solidarity with the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. on Saturday

Against violence: The reality television star tweeted in support for the gun reform rally

Against violence: The reality television star tweeted in support for the gun reform rally

The event is being led by the student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14 when 17 were slaughtered by a teenage gunman carrying a legally-purchased AR-15.

The star took husband Kanye and eldest daughter North to the event, which saw Lin Manuel Miranda and Miley Cyrus performing for the crowd. 

Kim – who has ten million more followers than Donald Trump – also retweeted her sister Kourtney, who was supporting the event: ‘Today we stand with the survivors of gun violence and student activists who are calling for action on common sense gun safety laws at #MarchForOurLives around the country! This is the beginning of a safer future. #MarchForOurLives.’ 

Family affair: Kim also retweeted her sister Kourtney, who posted this picture herself

Family affair: Kim also retweeted her sister Kourtney, who posted this picture herself

Never again: The main march was in Washington DC where hundreds of thousands gathered

Never again: The main march was in Washington DC where hundreds of thousands gathered

Some 800 other ‘sibling’ events are being held around the world, with the DC march as the one that students hope will finally force congress to change gun laws.

Over 500,000 people are expected at the main rally in the country’s capital, which began at noon on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd street and 12th street NW but large crowds had already formed by 8.30am.  

The global event has been orchestrated by the survivors of the Parkland massacre in Florida on February 14. 

Thinking of the future: As a mother of three, it's no surprise she has a keen interest in the safety of schoolchildren - pictured in January holding North alongside husband Kanye with son Saint

Thinking of the future: As a mother of three, it’s no surprise she has a keen interest in the safety of schoolchildren – pictured in January holding North alongside husband Kanye with son Saint

Seventeen students and teachers died in the mass killing by gunman Nikolas Cruz. 

Celebrities have been vocal in their support of the gun control rally and have donated their money.

All have, however, been eager not to snatch the spotlight from the events’ young organizers. 

George Clooney and his wife Amal donated $500,000 to the Washington DC march as did Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. 

Paul McCartney attended the rally in New York City.  Oprah Winfrey also attended in D.C.

Star support: McCartney was at the New York City protest on Saturday, as well as many other celebrities

Star support: McCartney was at the New York City protest on Saturday, as well as many other celebrities

Stellar support: It was also attended by Amal and George Clooney

Stellar support: It was also attended by Amal and George Clooney

Making voices heard: Others at the rally held up banners

Making voices heard: Others at the rally held up banners

President Trump announced on Friday that the Department of Justice would issue a ‘rule’ banning bump stocks – the firearm accessory which can turn non automatic guns into semi-automatic and automatic killing machines.

‘Obama Administration legalized bump stocks.

‘BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period.

‘We will BAN all devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns,’ he said.

On February 14, gunman Cruz did not use a bump stock to kill 14 students and three teachers.

The most infamous use of the accessory was by Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas gunman who murdered 58 people by spraying bullets into a crowd at a country music festival in October. He later shot himself.   



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