Panic Erupts at March for Our Lives Rally In DC

Last weekend’s anti-gun protest organized by March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., erupted in panic as a man rushed the stage during a moment of silence in response to last month’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

The man who caused the disruption reportedly threw something in the crowd gathered for the rally and screamed out, “I am the gun.”

Many in the crowd either collapsed to cover themselves in place or ran away in a panic that lasted only a few moments. Speaker Erica Ford yelled out to the crowd telling them not to run. She is part of the New York City Crisis Management System.

Other speakers on stage shortly later assured the crowd that there was no danger and the man causing the disruption was not armed.

Washington Park Police said that the man who stormed the stage located on the National Mall was a pro-gun demonstrator and was not armed. The rally continued after the suspect was led away and the crowd settled back in.

The National Park Service told reporters that it expected at least 50,000 people to attend the protest gathering. March for Our Lives is a gun control advocacy group largely known as an organization led by students.

The group has staged numerous rallies for gun control legislation around the nation after the Texas shooting. Speakers at the Washington event included shooting victims and family members, including Manuel Oliver, whose son was killed at the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018.