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Published On: Sun, Apr 2nd, 2017

Harvard students attack ‘Free Speech Bus’ over gender identity, one protester: ‘I am not a man or a woman’

The “Free Speech Bus” promoting biological differences between males and females was vandalized at all three stops it made in Massachusetts yesterday. Protesters smashed the vehicle’s tail light, threw meat and coffee at it, wrote on it with Sharpie, and scratched it with keys.

The bus was back on the road after repairs following an attack on it in New York City.

The “Free Speech Bus” is a project of CitizenGO, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and the International Organization for the Family.

photo/ screenshot of YouTube videos

NOM’s Joe Grabowski told LifeSiteNews that a protestor at Boston City Hall threw a full cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee through the open front door of the bus. In response to the presence of the bus, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh raised a flag symbolizing transgenderism to “support the LGBTQ community,” a local ABC affiliate reported.

“When you deny the experience of transgender individuals, you are denying the experience of basic human civil rights,” said Walsh.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh didn’t call out the violence of the protesters/vandals.

“Boston stands for love & acceptance. At 12:30pm, please join me as I raise the transgender flag on City Hall Plaza in a show of solidarity,” Walsh tweeted @marty_walsh.

At the Massachusetts statehouse, “transgender protestors [were] trying to block us from proceeding forward” and “pounding with their fists on the side of the bus,” said Grabowski. “One of them at that stop duct-taped a used condom to the side of the bus.”

“We believe it was at that location that one of them punched or somehow used an object to shatter a tail light,” he said. “The police had to get involved there in order to secure us our right of way.”

A video recap of the day from the bus organizers shows a police officer addressing a masked male protestor as “sir,” asking him to stop blocking the bus. Local media also captured this.

“I am not a ‘sir’!” he shouted. “I am not a man or a woman.”

People also wrote pro-transgender messages in Sharpie on the side of the bus.

Then, “they began throwing sandwiches at bus” and “putting lunch meat into the windshield wipers.”

“Roughly 30 Harvard students and Cambridge residents protested the arrival of an anti-transgender ‘free speech’ bus on Harvard’s campus Thursday afternoon,” the student paper reported. “Protesters scrawled in permanent marker over the bus’s lettering with the words ‘HATE SPEECH BUS,’ as well as, ‘Hate is not welcome here.'”

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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