South Allen Street, street

South Allen Street on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Downtown State College, Pa.

The Bloodstained Men & Their Friends, an activist organization that opposes circumcision, will protest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in State College at the intersection of South Allen Street and East College Avenue as part of its tour around Pennsylvania.

The organization said in a release it is “dedicated to giving victims of genital cutting a voice and to educating Americans about the harms of infant circumcision and the importance of the foreskin.” It said it will do so through “its attention-grabbing aesthetic featuring bloodstained men.”

According to the release, the Bloodstained Men’s primary argument is that “everyone has a right to their own body,” calling infant circumcision the “mutilation” of “a person who is incapable of consent.”

The organization’s visit to campus will be on its fourth day of a 15-day, Pennsylvania-wide tour.

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