Belmont University freshman Kara Munz organized a student protest against gun violence Wednesday morning. The protest started at the corner of Wedgewood and 12th Avenue and ended on 15th in front of the Johnson Center. About 50 students marched.
The protest was in response to the elementary school shooting at the Covenant School in Green Hills on Monday, three miles from Belmont’s campus.
“I was in my dorm room and I felt helpless, and useless, and very much alone,” said Munz. “I thought that we should be able to gather and use our voice to enact change.”
Chanting and linked in unison, the protestors wore red and carried signs that called for tighter gun control and the protection of children.
Photos by Kyle Patton/Belmont Vision and Ben Burton/Belmont Vision. Context written by Katie Beth Cannon.