Photo Gallery: Students, locals march through campus in protest against racism at K-State

About 100 students and locals protested racism at K-State on July 4, 2020. The protest started in Triangle Park and finished at the President's Residence on campus. They marched through campus chanting "Beware K-State, the students aren't safe." (Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

On Saturday, July 4, about 100 students and locals gathered in Triangle Park for a protest against racism at Kansas State.

The protest was co-organized by Tori Swanson, senior in psychology, and Miranda Urban, junior in social work. Though the protest was meant to address wide-spread intolerance present on campus, it comes closely on the heels of a recent conflict that centered around the tweet of one student.

From the park, participants marched through campus, stopping on the front lawn and porch of President Richard Myers Residence. On their path, they chanted “Beware K-State, the students aren’t safe.”

My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.