WASHINGTON — Street closures are in effect and attendees are arriving in D.C. for March For Our Lives — an event designed to promote gun control efforts. The rally is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the area.
The march will have a major impact on the region in terms of crowds, traffic and transit, with a number of street closures in place.
WTOP has all the information you need.
What is the march about?
They can’t buy a beer or rent a car and most aren’t even old enough to vote, yet the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spearheaded what could become one of the largest marches in history in Washington and more than 800 sister marches from California to Japan.
What you can and can’t bring
Organizers are asking anyone who is coming to the march to travel light and remember that backpacks and bags are subject to search. Some items are prohibited:
- Weapons of any kind
- Animals other than service/guide dogs
- Backpacks/totes/purses larger than 18-by-13-by-7 inches
You can find a complete list and more information on the March for Our Lives website.
Massive crowds are expected in downtown D.C. on Saturday, March 24, as cherry blossom season mixes with an anti-gun violence march sparked by the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
Metro is putting all hands on deck for the massive crowds expected due to the March For Our Lives, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and spring break tourist season, and the transit agency is offering some specific advice for those expected to ride Metrorail Saturday.
D.C. police announced a number of parking restrictions and road closures that went into effect ahead of the March For Our Lives event.
D.C. police put a number of parking restrictions and road closures in place this week.
WTOP will have day-long coverage of March For Our Lives this weekend.
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