The University of Texas at Austin group Students for Revolution organized a rally at the state capitol where it protested Governor Greg Abbott’s recent order stating that “a number of so-called ‘sex change’ procedures constitute child abuse under existing Texas law.”
The Feb. 27 protest was advertised on Instagram and the post obtained over 750 likes.
Campus Reform was on the ground as the event unfolded.
Approximately one-hundred protesters held signs featuring a variety of slogans.
Featured statements included: “They came for our kids, not today Ab-bitch!,” “F*** Greg Abbott”, “Trans rights are human rights”, “Students and workers fight for trans liberation”, “How do you spell murderer, APD,”, “Hate Kills,” and “One is not born but rather becomes a woman.”
Additionally, the protesters held a large banner that read “Greg Abbott, Enemy of the People. Unite and Fight for Trans Liberation.”
The group also participated in a number of chants expressing their outrage, including “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Transphobia has got to go,” “One solution, revolution,” “What do we want, trans liberation. When do we want it, now!,” and “No justice, no peace.”
During the event, one protester stated that Texas “represents the face of imperialism.”
“They represent the ruling class of this country who only cares about profits and do not care about the people,” the protester said. “The only way to truly achieve trans rights and truly stop wars like the one in Ukraine would be socialist revolution and the overthrow of the imperialist, capitalist system.”
Another protest organizer spoke about the campus environment of the University of Texas at Austin.
“I want to take a second and talk about what is happening at UT right now,” the protester began. “As we know, we have a large trans population at UT. They’re obviously under attack, but not only that, but our whole university system is under attack and… now Hartzell won’t stand up for us. It’s up to us to fight for trans rights and to fight for a community.”
Story continues at: Sex Change for Minors