Oprah donates $500,000 to March for Our Lives students marching against gun violence

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, The Associated Press has found that stories circulating on the internet about Winfrey saying that old white people need to die are untrue. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Oprah Winfrey says she will match George and Amal Clooney's $500,000 donation to students organizing marches against gun violence after a mass shooting in Florida.

The media mogul tweeted from her verified account Tuesday night that the student organizers remind her of civil rights activists in the 1960s "who also said we've had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard."

In a statement earlier Tuesday, the Clooney's say they're inspired by the "courage and eloquence" of the survivors-turned-activists from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Seventeen people were killed at the school and others wounded when a gunman went on a rampage with an assault rifle. Students are mobilizing a March 24 march in Washington and elsewhere to urge lawmakers to enact tougher gun control.

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