Major fashion brand donates big money to student-led gun reform march on Washington

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Students planning a march on Washington to demand tougher gun laws are getting major money contributions, including a $500,000 donation from Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci, according to reports on Friday.

The donation was confirmed in a statement by the famous label.

“We stand with March For Our Lives and the fearless students across the country who demand that their lives and safety become a priority,” the statement read. “We have all been directly or indirectly impacted by these senseless tragedies.”

Breitbart News reports: Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele told Women’s Wear Daily that he was “truly moved” by the courage of the Parkland students.

“My love is with them and it will be next to them on March 24. I am standing with March for Our Lives and the strong young women and men across the United States who are fighting for their generation and those to come,” he said.

The report further details the march: The rally is scheduled to take place on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the country to demand that US Congress come up with effective legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.

The students have also received financial support from celebrities, including George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, and  Steven Spielberg.

According to The Washington Post,  organizers expect up to 500,000 people to attend.

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