George and Amal Clooney step out at March for Our Lives in nation's capital

PHOTO: GGeorge Clooney and Amal Clooney show their solidarity with student protesters at March For Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., March 24, 2018.PlayMediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock
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George Clooney stepped out with his wife, Amal, at the March for Our Lives in the nation's capital today.

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PHOTO: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., March 24, 2018.MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock
George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., March 24, 2018.

The celebrities were just two among the hundreds of thousands who convened in Washington, D.C., and at rallies around the country to show their solidarity for the students protesting gun violence in the aftermath of last month's mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

PHOTO: @shannonrwatts shared this photo of George Clooney at the March for Our Lives rally, March 24, 2018. @shannonrwatts/Twitter
@shannonrwatts shared this photo of George Clooney at the March for Our Lives rally, March 24, 2018.

The Clooney's pledged a $500,000 donation to March for Our Lives in the name of their twins, Ella and Alexander, shortly after the event was announced.

PHOTO: Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue, as seen from the Newseum, during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in Washington D.C., March 24, 2018. Jose Luis Magana/AP
Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue, as seen from the Newseum, during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in Washington D.C., March 24, 2018.

“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 on Feb. 20. "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 to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it."

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In a letter to students of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School published by the Guardian on Friday, George Clooney said he and Amal "feel very strongly that this is your march."

PHOTO: George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive for the screening of Suburbicon in Venice, Sept. 2, 2017.Marco Piovanotto/Sipa via AP Images FILE
George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive for the screening of "Suburbicon" in Venice, Sept. 2, 2017.

"Amal and I stand behind you, in support of you, in gratitude to you," he added. "You make me proud of my country again."

PHOTO: George Clooney and wife Amal attend an event in Westwood, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2016.Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images FILE
George Clooney and wife Amal attend an event in Westwood, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2016.

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