Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci on Friday followed a slew of US celebrities in announcing a donation of $500,000 to next month’s student march on Washington demanding tougher gun controls. The donation, first reported by Women’s Wear Daily and confirmed by a Gucci spokeswoman in the United States, gives another huge boost to what is considered an unprecedented youth mobilization against gun violence following last week’s shooting in Florida. "We stand with March For Our Lives and the fearless students across the country who demand that their lives and safety become a priority," the label said in a statement. "We have all been directly or indirectly impacted by these senseless tragedies." The rally is scheduled to take place on March 24, with sister rallies planned across the country to demand that US Congress come up with effective legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. The Washington Post says organizers expect up to 500,000 people to attend, a...

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