George and Amal Clooney donate a half million to gun control event

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George and Amal Clooney donated $500,000 to the "March for Our Lives" demonstration.

Five students - Jacqueline Coren, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, David Hogg, and Alex Wind - from the Parkland, Fla., high school, who witnessed 17 of their fellow classmates and teachers being murdered by a lone gunman with an AR-15 on February 14, announced the march on Washington, and other cities, to demand stricter gun control regulation to prevent future mass shootings.

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, five students who survived the horrific ordeal announced on Sunday they would march on Washington D.C, for strict gun control laws.

The Never Again account, representing survivors, tweeted: "We want to express extreme gratitude for the awesome donation that George Clooney and his family have made".

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George claimed, "we're donating $500,000 to help pay for this groundbreaking event; our children's lives" depend on the movement.

The Clooneys say they're donating the money in the names of their 8-month-old twins.

A March For Our Lives protest, led by students, will see demonstrators gather in Washington DC to call for new laws to prevent the "rampant" gun violence. "I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to 'March For Our Lives.' These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we've had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard". It's also one of the several rallies being held in an effort to end gun violence and mass shootings.

"The young students in Florida and now across the country are already demonstrating their leadership with a confidence and maturity that belies their ages", said the couple's statement read.

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