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George and Amal Clooney join pro-gun control march following Florida school shooting

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George and Amal Clooney are donating half a million dollars to March For Our Lives and say they’ll take to the streets next month with pro-gun control demonstrators in Washington, D.C., following last week’s deadly school shooting in South Florida.

“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” the Academy Award-winning actor told ITK in a Tuesday statement.

{mosads}“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,” Clooney said, “and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating 500,000 dollars to help pay for this groundbreaking event.”

“Our children’s lives depend on it,” said Clooney.

Amal Clooney gave birth to the couple’s twins last June.

A spokesman said the pair wouldn’t be making “any further comments at this time” about their involvement in the march.

In a tweet later Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey matched the Clooneys’ donation and their support for the survivors:

Students who survived last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17, said Sunday that they were planning a protest march in Washington.

The mission of the march, according to its website, is to demand that kids’ “lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.”

“School safety is not a political issue,” the website says. “The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.”

Organizers didn’t immediately return ITK’s request for comment about the Clooneys’ donation or participation in the event.

George Clooney, 56, is no stranger to political activism and humanitarian issues.

One of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s most prominent Hollywood supporters, the “Money Monster” star was arrested in 2012 outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington during a planned protest. 

—Updated at 6:19 p.m.

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