It’s been less than a week since another deadly mass shooting upended the lives of American citizens. On Monday (March 27), 28-year-old Audrey Hale entered Covenant School, an elementary in Nashville, Tennessee, and gunned down six people. Today (March 30), members of the community came together to show that they’ve had enough.
Video footage on social media shows thousands gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville chanting, “Shame on you” to legislators, while calling for stricter gun laws. “Good for them! Young [people] changed the vote in the last election, and they will continue to do so. They are fed up,” one person tweeted after seeing footage of the protests. Another user wrote, “This is awesome… Now VOTE THEM OUT!!!”
Good for them! Young ppl changed the vote in the last election and they will continue to do so. They are fed up
— La (@LAGlo68) March 30, 2023
Crowds gathered just as the legislative session began at 9 a.m. In some videos, people were seen having an altercation with armed guards. As one young man was taken away by officers, the crowd yelled, “Give him back.” Moments later, he was returned without further incident. “Tennessee better prepare to take swift action to deal with the fallout. Checking the temperature of the response to see strength or weakness. I live here, so it’s personal to me,” a local said of the clip. Another video from this morning showed a much calmer side of the protest and condemned individuals mocking the situation by calling it a “transurrection.”
The tweet referred, in part, to “an already small group of people just trying to exist. They are showing footage of parents and students who are afraid of going to school due to gun violence.” The post continued, “Here they are, holding up the number [six], for the victims who died: Three babies and [three] faculty members. THIS is who we should be talking about today in Tennessee at their State Capitol. All I ask is that if you see the hate, report it. Remember you are valid. Merry blessings.” Hale was identified by Nashville police officers as transgender and authorities confirmed the attack was pre-planned.
See more tweets with footage from the Tennessee State Capitol protest below.
Another ploy from fascists using the term "transurrection" to fuel more hate and violence towards us, an already small group of people just trying to exist. They are showing footage of parents and students who are afraid of going to school due to gun violence. This is their… pic.twitter.com/hHXIQEWZag
— Witches Truth Post 📜 (@witchestruth) March 30, 2023
Tennessee better prepare to take swift action to deal with the fallout. Checking the temperature of the response to see strength or weakness. I live here so it’s personal to me.
— Michael Downs ❤️✝️🇺🇸 (@NavyDoc0928) March 30, 2023
Incredible scene at the Tennessee State Capitol where hundreds of parents and children have gathered to protest in favor of sensible gun control measures.
SAVE OUR KIDS NOW!!!!pic.twitter.com/6qBktSWJBP
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) March 30, 2023
BREAKING: LEFTISTS STORM TENNESSEE CAPITOL pic.twitter.com/tvgegge8hL
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 30, 2023
WATCH: Wow — check out this huge crowd of people demonstrating for gun reform in front of the Tennessee State Capitol. We need a lot more of this!! #GunReformNow pic.twitter.com/qrhbfQQk3g
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) March 30, 2023
AMAZING: Hundreds of fed-up protesters filling the halls of the Tennessee Capitol, protesting the latest school mass shooting and demanding meaningful change to protect children from gun violence.pic.twitter.com/JjnAJkXNFc
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) March 30, 2023
JUST IN: Hundreds of Gen Z students and school children have joined a protest at the Tennessee Capitol to demand tighter gun controls after the Nashville shooting.
Chants of "Save our children!" echoed in the hallways between the state Senate and House pic.twitter.com/N18PXbZall…
— CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) March 30, 2023
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