Several students who attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have come under extreme fire this morning after a picture of them holding signs reading “get your agenda out of my restroom” and “there are only two genders” and “transgenderism is a mental disorder” surfaced and was shared thousands of times on Facebook.
The students were attending an event called, An Encroachment on Liberty: How the Left Exploits Transgender Laws. It was hosted by Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a conservative campus group, in Santa Barbara.
The students quickly experienced a severe backlash, even death threats, moments following the Facebook post. UCLA student Julia Nista was quickly identified by fellow students and asked to “kill herself” and inquired if she was showing allegiance to ISIS.
“Julia Nista is one of the girls in the picture. Let’s just bombard her with msgs, or something. Facebook can make a change,” an angry student urged. Another angry student accused the students in the photo of being ISIS “allies.”
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UCLA’s Republican group, Bruin Republicans at UCLA, quickly sought to distance themselves from the students.
Many UCLA students are pushing the University to suspend, or at the very least, discipline the students.