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George & Amal Clooney Pledge $500K to Student-Led Gun-Violence Protest 'March for Our Lives'

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Amal Clooney and George Clooney at the Regency Village Theatre on Oct. 22, 2017 in Los Angeles. 

The couple will also be in Washington, D.C., to participate in the march for gun control.

George and Amal Clooney are the latest celebrities to use their platform to support March for Our Lives, a demonstration in which students "will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today."

The march was announced Sunday by five teenagers who survived last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. 

“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” George Clooney said in a statement. “Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating 500,000 dollars to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it.”

In an appearance on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday (Feb. 18), one of the Florida students, Alex Wind, said this is the first march, but it will not be the last.

"We will be marching for the 17 we lost at our school," Wind said. "We will be marching for everyone we lost at the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting, at Columbine, at Virginia Tech in San Bernardino, Orlando at the Pulse shooting and at Las Vegas. This is only the beginning."

A slew of other celebrities have used their platforms to amplify the March for Our Lives.

The demonstration is scheduled for March 24, and numerous cities around the U.S. are holding sister marches. Find more information here.

This article originally appeared on THR.com.

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