In United States, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across the country to call for tighter gun control.
The movement -‘March For Our Lives’, arose after 17 deaths in a school shooting at Parkland in Florida, last month. Student leader and Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez gave a powerful speech at the main Washington DC event.
In Washington, huge crowds, including a high proportion of young people and children gathered along Pennsylvania Avenue, with placards. A major demonstration was also held in Los Angeles.
More than 800 similar protests were planned nationwide and abroad, with solidarity events taking place in Edinburgh, London, Geneva, Sydney and Tokyo.