Small anti-gay, anti-abortion demonstration draws counter-protest

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

Less than a dozen anti-gay, anti-abortion demonstrators from an organization unaffiliated with Tulane gathered Friday while students passed between classes. Martha Sanchez

Less than a dozen members of a Christian group unaffiliated with Tulane University staged an anti-gay and anti-abortion demonstration at the intersection of Freret Street and McAlister Place on Friday, quickly drawing a counter-protest. 

At 12 p.m., around 50 students had gathered in front of the group, the Official Street Preachers, chanting and exchanging taunts. 

A few students became visibly emotional as one demonstrator shouted anti-gay messages at students gathering. 

Off-campus groups or organizations are not permitted to host demonstrations on Tulane’s campus, according to the university’s campus demonstration policy. The anti-gay group stood on the sidewalk of Freret Street.

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