Thousands gather for March for Our Lives rally in Public Square

CLEVELAND -- Students across Northeast Ohio -- and the nation -- are taking a stand against gun violence today in rallies held across the U.S. called "March for Our Lives."

People of all ages marched in Cleveland for tougher legislation on gun control. The rally began at 11 a.m. in Public Square.  The march started at noon.

Several speakers, including Mayor Frank Jackson and student organizers, kicked off the rally. Then, the mother of a survivor from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month shared her message.  It was that tragedy which sparked the national movement.

**See pictures of the rallies held across the nation, here**

More than 800 other events were held across the U.S., with hundreds of cities participating. Marches were planned in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, and Parkland, Florida.

To learn more about the March for Our Lives movement and find a map of cities where the marches are happening, click here.

**Continued coverage on March for Our Lives, here**