An unidentified young man was filmed destroying an anti-abortion display on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos on April 3 (video below).
Emma Brockway, a student, posted a video of the young man's tirade on Twitter: "Get the f*** out of here with this bulls***, man!"
An older man, who is part of the display, tells the young man that his group has a right to be there.
"No you don’t!" the young man responds. "This is f****** bulls***! Get this s*** out of here! F***! This is bulls***!"
The older man explains that the signs are free speech, but the young man fires back: "No, it’s not man! It’s wrong!"
Brockway, who filmed the incident, recalled the wild scene for The Tab:
I was walking through the quad and was annoyed to see the anti-choice people again. I’m a junior at Texas State and they constantly come on campus. I am pro-choice. There weren’t a ton of people near the Stallions while this was happening -- normally there are more people.
I was shocked, but I have to admit I admire him in some ways because I think he did what we were all wanting to do. I am a supporter of free speech, but again, I think everyone was secretly wanting to do what he did. People around me were shocked. After I saw the incident, I immediately began organizing a peaceful counter protest. It’s important that the pro-choice side has a presence at the Stallions as well.
A student group called the Pan African Action Committee retweeted the video with support for the young man: "What can we do to make sure this student is safe from any university action?"
Colton Duncan, student body vice president, expressed his disapproval with Campus Reform: "It is very unfortunate to see radicalism, in whatever form it may come, whether it's disgustingly racist flyers posted on campus, radical speakers funded and sponsored by the University, or the vandalization of property. This growing trend of resorting to violence when disagreements arise must not seep its way into our campus."
Duncan made news in March when he slammed Angela Davis, a controversial civil rights activist who was slated to speak at the school, on Facebook, noted The University Star: "For anyone that is interested, Texas State University (with our tuition dollars) is sponsoring communist Angela Davis, 1970s American terrorist and the third woman to be placed on the FBI’s ten most wanted list."
A spokesman for Texas State University told LawNewz that there is a campus police investigation underway into the vandalism of the anti-abortion display.
The spokesman said they are still trying to identify the young man in the video to see if he is actually a student.
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