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Beyoncé stars in anti-gun campaign

Beyoncé has joined forces with a host of Hollywood stars for a new video campaigning against gun violence in the US.

Earlier this month, a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and six adults in one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.

In the wake of the horrific tragedy, Beyoncé along with a host of A-list celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston - have banded together for the powerful public service announcement asking US President Barack Obama and Congress to take action and create legislation that ends gun violence in their country.

The black-and-white promo is part of the 'Demand A Plan' campaign organised by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which is founded by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In the clip, the stars ask: "How many more... colleges, classrooms, movie theatres, houses of faith, shopping malls, street corners. Enough.... Demand a plan. Right now, as a mom, as a dad, as a friend, as a husband, as a wife, as an American, as a human being, for the children of Sandy Hook demand a plan. No more lists of names. It's not too soon. It's too late. Now is the time, before we all know someone who loves someone on that list. No more lists. No more who they might have been, if we had just done something yesterday. It's time. We can do better than this. It's time for our leaders to act. Demand a plan right now. Right now. You can demand it. Enough...''

The star-studded video's release coincided with the one-week anniversary of the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday.

 

 

 

Watch the video here: