“Love is patient is kind does not envy or boast is not arrogant or rude does not insist on its own way is not irritable or resentful does not rejoice at wrongdoing rejoices with the truth bares all things believes all things hopes all things endures all things NEVER DIES”
After gathering in a circle several people shared messages of support, then some participants staged a die-in in the middle of the quad. I stood in silent support and was able to get a few pictures.
LSU is notoriously apathetic (unless you’re talking about football or a coffee shop possibly closing), so this crowd was remarkable. Students, faculty and staff all participated. The police hung back, trying to be discreet.
I only knew a few people there, but those were the bodies of my friends and my coworkers lying there. It could just as easily have been them actually lying dead in the streets. That’s the reality of what’s going on here. It’s not just street theater. It’s life.