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Protest on campus combines Black Lives Matter and Never Again

Protesters march down Fifth Avenue in a protest that connected police shootings and gun control. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

March 31, 2018

"What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!" "No justice, no peace. No racist police." Both of those chants are common refrains heard in countless protests across the country — the former at gatherings calling for stricter gun laws and the latter at rallies condemning police brutal...

‘We’re fed up:’ Thousands demand action against gun violence in Pgh march

Students and other demonstrators lead the Pittsburgh's March for our Lives Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Kenan Meral | For The Pitt News

March 24, 2018

More than 30,000 people marched through Downtown Saturday afternoon, chanting “enough is enough” and “books not bullets” and waving signs with slogans such as, “If kids are old enough to get shot, they’re old enough to have opinions.” The Pittsburgh March For Our Lives, like others held in Washingt...

Editorial: Don’t ignore the politics behind gun violence crisis

Discarded personal items covered in blood sit on Kovaln Lane, in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 3, 2017

For President Donald Trump’s administration, sensitivity in the face of tragedy hasn’t been the norm — just last week, Trump took to Twitter to insult the mayor of an American city ravaged by multiple hurricanes. So when voices everywhere — from the conservative blogosphere to Washington, D.C., ...

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