UR medical students organize White Coats Against Gun Violence
Thousands of students from around the country are taking part in gun violence protests this week.
It's not just high school students getting involved.
A group of local medical students are participating too.
Medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry donned their white coats for a photo Tuesday as a show of solidarity with the high school students organizing the "March for Our Lives" event planned for later this month.
The students united around a banner with the slogan "Gun violence is a public health issue."
First year medical student Thais Calderon said "This has been an issue." "We will make a statement in our white coats, standing with them and for them."
Several other schools, including Tufts and Harvard have also done a similar photo with the hashtag White Coats Against Gun Violence.