Hundreds of thousands are expected to march in Washington D.C. on Saturday to advocate for gun control and an end to gun violence in schools. The March For Our Lives was organized in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and teachers were shot to death.
Survivors of the school shooting have come together to organize the march this weekend in Washington, where upwards of 500,000 people are expected, but across the country, additional marches are cropping up.
A central Los Angeles event is being planned in Downtown Los Angeles, with additional marches planned across the county in Burbank, Santa Monica, Studio City, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Pico Rivera, and Santa Clarita.
The Downtown event is scheduled to begin with speakers on a stage near Pershing Square at 9 a.m., moving toward City Hall on two streets. Street closures will, of course, be in effect. We’ve got all the details below.
Where and when will March for Our Lives take place?
The Downtown LA event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sixth and Spring streets. The march is expected to start moving at 10 a.m. The route will move north on Spring and Broadway from Fifth Street to City Hall.
Which streets will be closed for March for Our Lives?
- First Street between Broadway and Los Angeles
- Second between Broadway and Main
- Third Street between Spring and Main
- Fourth Street between Broadway and Spring
- Fifth Street between Main and Broadway
- Sixth Street Broadway and Spring
- Seventh Street Broadway and Spring
- Broadway between Temple and First
- Spring between Temple and First
What will be the best way to get to the March for Our Lives?
Organizers are recommending people take public transit to get to the event. The Metro Red and Purple lines’ Pershing Square stop is about three blocks from the meet-up location, and numerous buses pass through the area (though some might be on detour because of street closures).
What else do I need to know?
The forecast for tomorrow is party cloudy and 64 degrees, so dress accordingly.