SAN MARCOS -- Groups of anti-Trump protesters rallied again in Central Texas on Thursday.
Dozens gathered on the campus of Texas State University to decry President-elect Donald Trump, like the hundreds that did the same Wednesday on the UT campus in Austin.
It began as a small silent protest by members of the Texas State LGBTQ community and Hombres Unidos group.
Unlike Wednesday's demonstration, however, in which pro-Trump supporters were fewer in number, the Texas State rally attracted a larger number of counterprotesters.
Anti-Trump protesters hold up myriad of signs, including "Not My President" and "Love Trumps Hate."
Trump supporters had their own signs, including one reading "Love Their Hate," with the 'H' in the word "hate" fashioned from the Hillary Clinton campaign logo, and another reading "He is our president," with the word "our" triple-underlined in emphasis.
As the day wore on, more people showed up, and it evolved into a heated protest between the two groups.
In the middle of the campus quad, both factions met and exchanged in dialogue, raised voices compensating for the growing numbers of people.
Many students we spoke with said it is emotional for them to see their peers vocalize their beliefs.
"This is day two of Donald Trump being President; this is just day two and it's going on around the nation," said protester Kana Williams. "This is what the next four years looks like - it's not going to stay calm forever."
Trump supporters said they are scared of retaliation for who they voted for.
"I've received numerous messages that they're afraid to say they've voted for Trump in their classrooms," said Elizabeth Berecin. "They were afraid before this election ended; they're afraid afterwards."
Texas state student holding sign that says: "As a rape victim I do not support a predator as president" pic.twitter.com/br5pe4Njvs— Alex Stockwell (@alexrstockwell) November 10, 2016
Trump supporter holding up sign that says "Trump loves you, Trump loves America" pic.twitter.com/aa5zE9nl4W— Alex Stockwell (@alexrstockwell) November 10, 2016
Peaceful protest vs. "criminal activity"
The public demonstration appears to be more in line with the way university president Denise M. Trauth expects students to express their opinions on civic matters.
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Trauth denounced alternative "actions an expressions" reported across campus that would go against the university's core values.
"Actions such as pasting flyers to bathroom mirrors amounts to criminal activity, and our university police are investigating these incidents," Trauth wrote. "Texas State strives to maintain an atmosphere that protects free speech, but one that is respectful to other members of the Bobcat community."
Several dozen flyers posted around campus by a group called "Texas State Vigilantes" had strong anti-diversity language.
"Now that our man TRUMP is elected and republicans own both the senate and the house - - time to organize tar & feather VIGILANTE SQUADS and go arrest & torture those deviant university leaders spouting off all this Diversity Garbage"
Texas State's chief of police said they are working to determine who posted the flyers.
"Threats absolutely have no place on our campus or in a free society, and anyone who is directly threatened should notify University Police immediately," Trauth added in her statement.
Some Trump supporters say they disagree with those fliers and do not condone that type of hateful behavior.
"That should not happen, nobody should get hurt for their opinion. That's wrong, it's disgusting, it puts a bad name on Trump supporters,” said Mason Holmberg, another Trump supporter.
But with animosity building, many students fear there is no end in sight.