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MU students demand support for sexual assault survivors at Mizzou Without Rape protest

MU students demand support for sexual assault survivors at Mizzou Without Rape protest

About 500 students gathered to express grievances at the Mizzou Without Sexual Assault rally at Traditions Plaza on Oct.5, 2021 in Columbia, Mo. This is a part of a larger movement nation-wide against assault on university campuses.

Chants of “No means no!” echoed through the air as the sun set on the MU campus Tuesday evening.

About 500 MU students filled Traditions Plaza to advocate in solidarity with sexual assault survivors during a Mizzou Without Rape protest.

Grad student Caylan Steed yells a grievance

Grad student Caylan Steed yells a grievance about how MU handles sexual assault at Traditions Plaza on Tuesday. Throughout the night, various protesters shared similar frustrations about the school. Speakers were met with applause from their peers after shouting out their grievances.

Graduate student Patrick Luo holds a sign at the Mizzou Without Rape rally

Graduate student Patrick Luo holds a sign at the Mizzou Without Rape rally Tuesday at Traditions Plaza. The protest was organized by Mizzou Without Sexual Assault and was a part of the Against Our Will protests happening on campuses across the U.S.

A protester shares her story

A protester shares her story at the Mizzou Without Rape rally Tuesday at Traditions Plaza. The protest lasted over an hour and filled the night with the sounds of protesters supporting those who chose to speak up against and share their experiences with sexual assault.

A protester holds a sign toward the outskirts of the rally

A protester holds a sign toward the outskirts of the Mizzou Without Rape rally Tuesday at Traditions Plaza. Many students brought handmade signs to convey their feelings toward the issue of sexual assault on campus.

  • Assistant City Editor for Fall 2022. Former higher education reporter studying journalism and psychology. Reach me at spbg5@umsystem.edu or in the newsroom at 882-5700

  • Higher Education Reporter, Spring 2021

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