UNC Asheville students weigh in on HB2 with protest

Students at UNC Asheville hold a protest on Friday afternoon. They are protesting the controversial House Bill 2, which was signed into law on Wednesday night. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Protesters continue to speak out against a controversial bill passed in North Carolina.

On Friday, students at UNC Asheville protested House Bill 2 (HB2).

The bill prevents local governments from passing their own anti-discrimination rules.

Members of UNC Asheville's Trans Student Union said leaders on both sides of the aisle failed with the passing of HB2.

"This bill was mainly sponsored and voted in by Republican representatives," Beck Martens, UNC Asheville student, said. "However, we cannot, we cannot forget to hold accountable the Democratic representatives who just up and left when the bill was up for a vote."

The students said this protest is just the beginning. They plan to create a task force to continue their fight against HB2.

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