Antifa-style protesters at the University of North Texas loudly disrupted an event at which Jeff Younger, a father whose legal fight to prevent his ex-wife from socially and medically transitioning their 9-year-old son has gained national attention.
Protesters chanted profanities and screamed at Younger in the classroom where the event was being held and later, a group of the several hundred protesters who had gathered outside to oppose his appearance reportedly stormed police officers.
One of the student organizers of the event, which was hosted by the Young Conservatives of Texas, accounted on Twitter that she’d been targeted by violent, harassing social media messages and had to be evacuated from the building.
Horrifying, she was briefly separated from her police escort and forced to hide in a closet from the riotous mob.
She and journalist Andy Ngo shared footage they obtained on social media earlier this month:
At the University of North Texas in Denton, far-left activists shut down the Young Conservatives of Texas (@YctUnt) event featuring the father who lost custody of his trans child. The radicals pounded on the table & shouted, “F— you, fascist” over & over.pic.twitter.com/QRIAXcWBZK
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 3, 2022
At the University of North Texas, a trans-critical event by a conservative student group feat. @JeffYoungerTex was shut down. One person went to the front to scream. Another stood on the table & spit at the speaker after being called "she." More footage:https://t.co/IbwXOEziF9 pic.twitter.com/IemEmT3DPD
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 4, 2022
Last night I was evacuated from an event hosted by @YctUnt on my college campus. I received violent threats and constant harassment leading up to the event and was targeted by Antifa protesters. They separated me from my police escort and I ended up hiding in a janitor closet. pic.twitter.com/WO0ChTlXlh
— Kelly (@kelly_neidert) March 4, 2022
According to one Twitter user who was sympathetic to the protesters, law enforcement officers who helped retrieve Neidert from the building reportedly showed little care for the protesters as they pulled away from the building.
Denton's police apparently have no qualms about running over students. As soon as Kelly was settled in the car, the driver accelerated towards the crowd rapidly. A protestor was unable to back away fast enough, and was struck by the front of the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/DOvf7ob4c0
— Denton Possum (@DentonPossum) March 3, 2022
The uproar prompted a letter from UNT Neal Smatresk, who gently condemned some of the behavior from “some individuals” which he said was “reflective of the UNT I know and love.”
Activist students took issue with the letter itself, which also praised the UNT police for working to ensure safety and quell the chaos, and protested Smatresk himself later that week, The Christian Post reported.
Younger, who is running for the Texas House of Representatives as a Republican, had been asked by the student organizers to give a presentation which was titled, “For the Future of Texas: Federalism as State Nationalism, Conservatism as Traditionalism, [and] Republican Politics as Restoration,” the outlet noted.