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.
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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.
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.