Lin-Manuel Miranda, Katy Perry & More Tweet Support For Student Walkouts to End Gun Violence

Plus some pictures from the thousands of protests.

More than 3,000 protests took place across the country (and the world) on Wednesday (March 14) in a mass demonstration to demand congressional action on gun violence, with many students leaving class for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. local time in honor of the 17 victims in the Feb. 14 Parkland mass shooting. The walkouts included students from elementary schools to college campuses, with students from Massachusetts, Ohio and Georgia planning to head to their statehouses to lobby for new gun legislation.

The actions were a precursor to the March 24 March for our Lives, which is expected to bring more than 500,000 protesters to Washington, D.C., to demand action on gun violence, with 740 sister marches planned around the nation and world. 

Wednesday's protests drew strong support from a number of celebrities, including Katy Perry, Pearl Jam, Josh Gad and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who applauded the action and demanded the president and Congress take decisive action. Check out some of the tweets:

And check out some of these scenes from the marches.