One student stood and turned his back in protest Saturday night as Gov. Greg Abbott began speaking to the 2015 graduating class at the University of North Texas.
He was watching as police escorted about a dozen protesters in the audience out of the UNT Coliseum. Graduates filled less than half the seats set out on the arena floor.
“We are here protesting Gov. Abbott on our campus,” Christy Medrano, a senior from Corsicana, said after being led outside. “We believe his policies are harmful to the student body here.”
Despite the protest, Abbott continued his congratulatory speech without pause, promising...