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Protests at Oklahoma State Capitol sparking nationwide outrage

Protests at state capitol sparking nationwide outrage (KOKH)
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Protests at the state capitol sparked nationwide outrage Tuesday night.

LGBTQ protests during the State of the State address Monday were orderly and without incident, but that's not what's being spread across social media right now.

Monday saw a trans community lead protest in the State's Capitol rotunda as the State of the State was going on.

But some are saying what happened is being taken out of context by right-wing social media accounts.

"Oklahoma came under attack today by a group of insurrectionists," said TikTok account, Libs of TikTok.

But those who were there are saying it was nowhere near that description.

"It's been really wild to see some of those descriptors pop up especially being there in the building yesterday folks entered the capitol along with other guests in a single file orderly line," said Nicole McAfee, Executive Director of Freedom Oklahoma.

Donald Trump Jr. linked Monday's protest to January 6, saying: "I guess it’s not an insurrection if trans lives matter takes over and occupies the Oklahoma Capitol."

"It was no way like anything that happened on January 6th folks were respectful of the building people listened to one another and to rules that were introduced and everyone made their voices heard in a way that fit the situation," said McAfee.

On Wednesday, two bills that restrict transgender care will be heard in committee.

Trust Women recently began providing gender-affirming care, and they say they will continue to do so.

"We're used to some of these types of laws that really do infringe upon bodily autonomy it's very much government overreach we value people's personal freedoms and bodily autonomy," said Zachary Gingrich-Gaylord, Communication Director, Trust Women.

The governor's office tells FOX 25, "The governor has absolutely not changed his position on banning gender transition surgeries on minors in Oklahoma."

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