Police are doing everything they can to get the situation under control. But it’s an uphill battle.
Because this major State Capitol is on lock down after a violent attack.
Following the horrific shooting at the Covenant School earlier this week, around 400 protesters poured into the Tennessee state legislative building in Nashville on Thursday morning to demand tighter gun regulations.
By 8:00 a.m., approximately 500 demonstrators assembled. Before a big group of people marched into the capitol building carrying placards and yelling, “No action, no peace!” ” and “What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now! ”
Within the state building, at least six Tennessee state policemen were seen pushing back a swarm of agitated demonstrators who were attempting to reach politicians.
BREAKING: LEFTISTS STORM TENNESSEE CAPITOL pic.twitter.com/tvgegge8hL
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 30, 2023
The demonstration was organized by the Tennessee charity AWAKE. According to The New York Post, the group’s goal is to improve conditions for women and children.
“We have collaborated with community organizations and individual citizens to organize a rally at the State Capitol Thursday morning. If you are looking for a way to channel your grief, anger, and confusion into action- please join us,” AWAKE wrote in a social media post earlier this week.
While demonstrators swarmed and yelled, Capitol police escorted members of the legislature to the restroom.
Some of the audience, especially high school, and college-age demonstrators, dispersed around midday, and the majority had departed the building by 1:00 p.m. Legislators have since resumed their work.
One demonstrator, Jack, a high school teacher from New Jersey, told The Daily Wire that his father works at the Covenant School.
Jack joined the rally to demand more gun control, claiming that lawmakers will have “blood on their hands” if gun control legislation is not passed.
In the days and hours leading up to the event, Tennessee Democrats encouraged people to go and “raise your voice at the capitol to advocate for an end to gun violence and stronger gun laws in Tennessee.”
Tennessee Democrats advertised for the event in the days and hours leading up to it, encouraging people to attend and "raise your voice at the capitol to advocate for an end to gun violence and stronger gun laws in TN."
I have reached out to them for comment. pic.twitter.com/2Mi65yTBeJ
— Zach Jewell (@zach_d_jewell) March 30, 2023
On Monday, a 28-year-old female shooter identified as a man opened fire on the Covenant School in Nashville, killing three adults and three 9-year-old students.
The gunman was apprehended by police on the second level of the school around 10:27 a.m., 14 minutes after the initial call to police, according to Nashville authorities in a press conference.
According to Nashville Police Chief John Drake, the shooting was a “targeted attack.”
The irony is two-fold.
First, no one is talking about the fact that Christians, including children, were targeted for their beliefs and killed like cattle in their school.
And second, no one is calling the storming of the Tennessee Capitol an “insurrection” like they did with January 6th.
What a clown world we live in.
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