As the university of Oklahoma prepares for the start of fall semester, the campus has been flooded with calls for protesters to gather outside its doors.
In a sign of the political climate on college campuses nationwide, protesters have gathered outside the OU campus to call for action against Donald Trump.
“The students have a right to assemble and demand their right to a fair and open dialogue about issues of social justice,” the group, The People’s Voice, said in a statement to Fox News.
“This is why they have a voice.”
The group has been making the rounds on campus since November, when Oklahoma student-led protests began.
The group’s Facebook page features a series of videos from Oklahoma students that show how their activism has made an impact on their campus and surrounding communities.
“Students are calling for a boycott, divestment, and sanctions of OU, as well as for the president of the university to resign and resign the university, which is an attack on our rights,” the video states.
The protests have spread across the country, and many of the demonstrations are happening at OU.
According to The People of Color and Black Students for Liberty, which supports the group’s actions, there have been nearly 500 demonstrations on OU’s campus.
“We know that this is a major issue for the OU community,” said Alex Wojcik, a senior from Oklahoma City.
“In the past year, OU has become the center of the nation’s anti-Trump protests.
There is an absolute need to be organizing around the issues that the students are raising, which are of national and local concern.”
In the video, one protester states, “This administration is a bully who will use fear to silence students, our allies, and the many marginalized communities that we support and have fought for.”
The Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, is a student group that was formed in the spring of 2018 and has a presence on OU campus.
The SDS is known for organizing protests, including one where students from across the U.S. converged in Oklahoma City on January 4, 2019.
The demonstration led to a lockdown and hundreds of arrests.
In the days after the lockdown, the SDS tweeted that it had gained support from many of its local chapters.
“I’m a huge supporter of the OU student union.
I’m a big supporter of our student body.
I want to see this OU student movement succeed, and that is why I have formed the Students for Democratic Society,” the SFS said in the statement.
“As students in the Oklahoma City area, we know how to fight for the rights of students, and we know that we are not going to let the Trump administration silence us.”
A few days later, the group was joined by several other students, many of whom are black and Asian, in Oklahoma, where they also organized a protest outside the university building.
They said they were there to demonstrate against the president and the way the university has been treating them.
“For the past four months, we have been calling on our leaders to do the right thing by our students and to do what is necessary to support the students and the university in its fight against racism,” the statement read.
The protesters said they want to be heard, and are calling on other students to do so.
“There is no other option for us than to make this protest a success and to spread the message to other students,” Wojciechowski said.
“If we can do that, we can make a difference.”
Wojsic, the student, said he was excited about the possibility of being part of a protest on the OU-Oklahoma campus.
In February, the president resigned from his position, after several months of public criticism over the school’s handling of the racist allegations against him.
“They have no right to attack me and my family, and they have no authority to do it,” he said.
Woj said that although he feels uncomfortable protesting outside of OU’s main campus, he will not be intimidated by the protesters.
“You’re talking about people who have the right to go out on campus and express themselves,” he added.
“When I go out to campus, I have to respect the rights that the police have to deal with the situations that I might encounter.
I just have to be respectful of them.”
Wajsic said that despite the group of protesters being a minority, they all share one thing in common.
“One thing we share is we don’t like Donald Trump,” he explained.
“And I know that that’s the message that is being sent out to other groups.
They want to attack our campus and our community and their own, and I don’t agree with that.”
The People and the People’s voice are calling out the actions of President David Boren, who resigned from office in January after it was revealed that he had sent a text message to a former student that read “I am the devil.”
“It was a racist text