PHOTOS: As special session starts, protesters gather outside Capitol

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hundreds of people showed up on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol Tuesday armed with loud voices and posters. The One Texas Resistance group says they want to let lawmakers know the current legislation being considered is “discriminatory.”

Many of the attendees had posters related to the so-called “bathroom bill” while others had posters about trees, in reference to Gov. Greg Abbott’s push to prevent cities from regulating what homeowners do with trees on private property. 

Earlier in the day, Keep Austin Proud, an Austin-based political action committee, also held a silent protest. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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