Texas Monthly, “Anonymous Group Vandalizes Fraternity Houses At UT Austin”

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: The University of Texas Tower on the University of Texas campus on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

On Friday, an anonymous group claimed responsibility for the vandalism in an essay published on “It’s Going Down,” a “media platform for revolutionary anarchist, anti-fascist, and autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements.” The group, which refers to itself in the essay as “barbarians at the gates” claims that they are “rogue actors” who launched the attacks in response to “the everyday crisis that is rape culture, white supremacy, and elitism.” The group seems to be using fraternities as a proxy for their frustrations with the university as a whole:

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