Hollywood royalty George and Amal Clooney have pledged $500,000 (about Rs. 3.24 crore) to support a student march demanding gun control reforms.
The rally, called The March for Our Lives, will be held in Washington on March 24. It has been planned in the wake of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 19-year-old killed 17 people.
Calling it a "groundbreaking event" on which "our children's lives depend," the Clooneys have donated in the name of their twins Ella and Alexander, who were born last June.
"Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men/women from Stoneman Douglas High School. Our family will stand side by side with this incredible young generation," George Clooney said.
The Clooneys are one among several Hollywood A-listers who have publicly slammed government inaction and declared support for tougher gun laws. Among others include TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and actor Reese Witherspoon.
The White House recently announced that President Donald Trump backs deeper background checks for gun purchases. This when America, reeling from grief, loss and disillusionment, needs so much more.