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The reason March For Our Lives protesters are sporting price tags

Several March For Our Lives protesters against gun violence were seen sporting cheap price tags at the nationwide rally on Saturday.

The orange tags, which have a black ‘$1.05’ printed across the front, have a sad but purposeful meaning.

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The March For Our Lives website states of the meaning: ‘There are 3,140 students enrolled in Florida. Marco Rubio has received $3,303,355 from the NRA. That comes out to $1.05 per student.’ 

The organizers and protesters further demand through the tag: ‘Don’t put a price on us. Politicians like Marco Rubio receive millions from the NRA.’ 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Sarah Chadwick speaks at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018. She is seen holding up the $1.05 price tag

The orange tags, which have a black '$1.05' bolted across the front, have a sad but purposeful meaning

The orange tags, which have a black ‘$1.05’ bolted across the front, have a sad but purposeful meaning

The price stands for the number of Florida students in division to NRA money Marco Rubio has received

The price stands for the number of Florida students in division to NRA money Marco Rubio has received

For those not in attendance to the march, the website includes a printable version of the tag for others to wear as way to show their support for the cause.

The mega-movement was said to have attracted more than 800,000 alone in Washington D.C. The rally was organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting last month. 

Around 800 events took place around the country – with thousands of others supporters marching in cities like New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Houston.

The assembly was dubbed one of the largest youth protests in History since the Vietnam era, DigitalGlobe said.

The organizers and protesters further demand through the tag: 'Don't put a price on us. Politicians like Marco Rubio receive millions from the NRA' Rubio is pictured above at a news  conference in DC on March 22

The organizers and protesters further demand through the tag: ‘Don’t put a price on us. Politicians like Marco Rubio receive millions from the NRA’ Rubio is pictured above at a news  conference in DC on March 22

Students gather on stage during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24

Students gather on stage during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez (C) stands with other students on stage during the March for Our Lives Rally. Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets in cities across the country

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez (C) stands with other students on stage during the March for Our Lives Rally. Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets in cities across the country

Several famous names showed their support too – such as George Clooney, Paul McCartney, Amy Schumer, Alyssa Milano and Kim Kardashian. 

Donald Trump kept quiet about the rally on Saturday, while the president’s predecessor Barack Obama took to Twitter to praise the young people protesting.

‘Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today’s marches happen. Keep at it,’ Obama wrote.

‘You’re leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change.’

Gonzalez pauses during her speech in front of the crowds at the March for Our Lives Rally 

Gonzalez pauses during her speech in front of the crowds at the March for Our Lives Rally 

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida



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