By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor
More than 150 students gathered in Freedom Square Wednesday, April 29, to march in protest and solidarity with the events that have taken place in Baltimore this week.
“I want to hear Towson students and their opinions on this,” Korey Johnson, an organizer of the event said. “It’s important that we have students contribute to the political discsussions that are happening right now.”
The rally began with the group singing “This Little Light of Mine” lead by event organizers John Gillespie and Johnson, both Towson students. After the singing, another student began a spoken word performance.
The environment on Towson’s campus remained entirely peaceful. Towson University Police were present, but there were no interventions.
Johnson stressed the importance of keeping the rally peaceful, saying that a peaceful protest showed solidarity with Baltimore residents.
The students marched with their arms linked. The organizers referred to it as a practice run for what they’re planning on doing in Baltimore later this evening.
As they marched, those in the rally chanted “No justice, no peace” and “All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray.”
After returning to Freedom Square, the organizers announced that they would be moving to Penn Station in Baltimore where they expect to meet up with students from several other area colleges, including Morgan, Loyola, Goucher and Johns Hopkins.