George Clooney, wife donate USD 500,000 for gun control march

Updated:9 months, 3 weeks ago IST

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Hollywood Actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney have donated around USD 5,00,000 in the name of their eight-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander, to a march calling for stricter gun laws in the United States. The couple has also announced taking part in 'The March for Our Lives' event. 'The March for Our Lives' event, announced by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, is scheduled to take place on March 24, The People reported. In a statement, Clooney praised the survivors of the Florida mass school shooting for their bravery. Survivors of the Florida mass shooting rallied in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday and called for tougher gun laws. One of the survivors named, Emma Gonzalez, demanded the lawmakers to take steps to prevent mass school shootings in the future. The incident happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a town about 50-kilometre north of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, shortly before the school session was getting over on Wednesday. Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz, the shooter, who was a former student and was expelled from the high school for disciplinary reasons, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

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