‘Mass farting’ demonstration trolls pro-gun group
The event was attended by a group of around 100 people opposed to gun violence and the ability to legally carry guns at UT, who outnumbered those attending the mock shooting.
Friends, a mass farting has been planned in Austin in response to the fake mass shooting. https://t.co/wlJOuxoU3r— Elizabeth McCracken (@elizmccracken) December 12, 2015
Organizers encouraged attendees to bring "a farting device," or whoopee cushions, as well as dildos to the Saturday event. "We’ll find these wackos and follow them around, farting and waving dildos at them," the event’s Facebook page read.
"We won’t let extremists terrify our community. We will meet their fear with laughter," the march’s organizers wrote on social media in advance of the march.
Protesting open carry fear mongering at UT! Dudes showed up trying to stage a mock mass shooting with fake gun shots, victims and blood. Sounded pretty tasteless so a couple hundred of us came out with fart guns and dildos to turn things classy. #universityoftexas #ut #massfarting #classy #opencarry #fart #protest #gunfreeut
While the mock shooting was being staged, the farters’ march cut the cheese from Guadalupe Street in Austin to the campus, chanting slogans such as "This is what democracy looks like," "We fart in your general direction," and "May the farts be with you".
Today I chose fellowship and good humor with weirdoes over violence and fear. Let's fart! #massfarting— Dreidel Pollack (@nealpollack) December 12, 2015
By the time the march had reached its finish point, the mock shooting had already concluded.