Photos: Thousands gather for March for Our Lives

Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and in downtown L.A., in a renewed push for gun control after recent mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y.; Uvalde, Texas; and elsewhere.

Washington, D.C.

People comfort each other after a man charged the main stage at the March for Our Lives rally on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

People comfort each other at rally.

Attendees embrace after the incident.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Counter protester argue with police.

A member of the United States Park Police argues with a counter-protester.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Protesters gather on National Mall

Demonstrators urge Congress to act on gun violence.

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles

Protesters listen to speakers in downtown L.A.

Protesters listen to speakers in downtown L.A.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Mother and daughter listen to speakers

Siena Villegas, 8, and mom Katie Villegas listen to speakers.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Protesters march during the March For Our Lives rally.

Protesters march downtown.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)