On Monday, four African American University of Texas at Austin students went to file complaints with the university police because they believed they were subjected to racial attacks. The four students say they were hit with balloons that contained bleach.
The racially charged attacks were not only directed at Black students but Asian students were also attacked with the bleach filled balloons.
As word got around the campus, students, faculty and alumni started a protest. On Tuesday, they gathered around the statue of Martin Luther King Jr to stand up to the racists and march against intolerance.
Cindy Posey, the university spokesperson spoke to ABC News about the attacks. According to her, the attacks happened between June and September near some off campus apartments.
One of the Black students, Jaysen Runnels, who was subjected to the attacks said,
“It’s very frustrating to know that it’s 2012 and that stuff like this still happens…A bleach bomb fell and hit me, my roommate. Well, almost hit us. It barely missed us.”
On Tuesday a group of protesters marched to the area in which the attacks happened.