Students And Protestors Brawl Over School's New Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Protestors demonstrating outside of the Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles clashed with students Tuesday afternoon over the high school's recent addition a gender-neutral bathroom, according to KNBC.
While the school's choice to introduce a gender-neutral bathroom to the school’s campus last Thursday has been widely praised, evidently not everyone is happy.
Lining the sidewalk across the street from the school’s campus, protestors held a large banner sign that said “Homo Sex Is Sin,” while shouting provocative jeers with a bullhorn directed towards the students who had been just dismissed from their day at school.
In a video obtained by NBC, one of the protestors can be heard saying “burn in hell, Santee.”
When school let out, a few high school students began throwing rocks and other small objects at the protestors and shouting back. Somebody called the police, but not before a student tackled the man with the bullhorn igniting a brawl between several students and protestors on the street in front of the school.
"There were people saying just let them be who they want to be," explained student Jose Robles to NBC. "The kid who seemed like he was getting mad just dropped his skateboard and tackled the one who was saying all the stuff about the homosexuals."
The brawl concluded quickly after LAPD and LAUSD officers arrived. Officers gave the protestors the option to continue their demonstration with police protection, however the protestors chose to go home.
Nobody was injured in the fight, and one person was detained, according to KABC, though the protestors vowed to return again on Wednesday.