The couple joined students and celebrities at the historic March For Our Lives rally.

Bundled up in their winter clothes and holding hands, they could have been mistaken as a typical couple in love.

However Amal and George Clooney weren’t on any old stroll on Saturday—instead, the A-list couple were taking part in the March For Our Lives rally.

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The student-led gathering against gun violence saw hundreds of thousands of protestors come together across the United States, with an estimated 800 events held across the country calling for a reform on firearms.

The Clooneys joined the protest in Washington DC, in an event the pair helped come to fruition with their Dhs1.8 million donation last month.

 

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The Hollywood actor and the Beirut-born human rights lawyer made the donation in the name of their twins, Alexander and Ella, whom they welcomed last June.

“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” George said in a statement to ABC News at the time.

“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.”

The couple was joined on the day by celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Steven Spielberg and Ariana Grande, and were pictured chatting with fellow marchers.

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The rally was organised by survivors of Stoneman Douglas High, a Floridian school which was devasted by an attack that claimed 17 lives last month.

Several students of the school spoke at the Washington rally, with a rapt Amal and George pictured listening intently.

The march, which was announced last month, called for children and families to take to the streets “to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today”.

Director and actor George penned an open letter in The Guardian a day before the protests, telling Stoneman Douglas High survivors that “Amal and I are 100 per cent behind you”.

“The fact that no adults will speak on the stage in DC is a powerful message to the world that if we can’t do something about gun violence then you will,” the star wrote.

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

The Dhs1.8m pledge isn’t the first high-profile donation from George and British-Lebanese lawyer Amal, who are widely recognised as passionate philanthropists.

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Last year the couple pledged Dhs9.18 million towards helping educate Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Dhs3.67 million towards fighting hate groups in the US.

The Clooneys have also welcomed an Iraqi refugee into their Kentucky home, and helped him study in the US.

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