Young Conservatives of Texas ‘Uncle Sam’ Vandalized By Anti-Capitalist Group

Young Conservatives of Texas ‘Uncle Sam’ Vandalized By Anti-Capitalist Group

The University of Texas at Austin chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas has promised to file a report against a left-leaning, anti-capitalist group that had been caught vandalizing a sign from the group depicting Uncle Sam.

The vandalism was not an isolated incident

Celebrating a day late, but happy Constitution day to our fellow Longhorns! 🤘

Posted by Young Conservatives of Texas – UT Chapter on Monday, September 18, 2017

The group that had been attacking the poster is the Revolutionary Student Front, another group based at the school. According to their website, the group identifies as “a revolutionary anti-capitalist organization,” who stands for the principles of “anti-capitalism,” “revolution,” and “anti-oppression.”

The vandalism was not believed to be an isolated incident, having occurred at numerous different times. In one incident, the Uncle Sam figure had an Adolf Hitler-inspired moustache painted on him. In another incident, written content had been crossed out on the poster, with the word “racism” additionally painted on. At another point, the poster was turned over with content written to promote the Revolutionary Student Front.

‘What we ask is simple: Enforce the law’

Young Conservatives of Texas events director Saurabh Sharma has come out and said that the fact that the vandalism had occurred on multiple occasions is a sign that the school is not properly enforcing polices concerning vandalism at the school, nor have the attacks taken against the poster the only incident either, adding, “RSF is not a student registered organization and has been able to get away with tabling under the Tower.”

“During Party on the Plaza, they took an empty table and moved it to a non-designated area right in front of us. … On Monday, we were passing out free pocket Constitutions and one of their members came and tore it up.”

“What we ask is simple: Enforce the law…That includes at the police level to make sure vandalism doesn’t occur, and that includes at the University administration level that all student organizations have an even playing field.”

Reportedly, however, the school is currently investigating the incidents. According to a spokesperson from the school, “UTPD is investigating the case in question,”

“While we cannot comment on an open investigation, UTPD takes seriously any criminal complaint, including graffiti or vandalism on our campus.”

(H/T: The Daily Texan Online)