(ConservativeSense.com) – Trans-rights protesters shut down a speech by competitive swimmer Riley Gaines who says she was “ambushed” and physically assaulted before being escorted away to a backroom by police where she was barricaded for at least three hours.
Gaines is a 12-time All-American champion swimmer who competed against controversial trans swimmer Lia Thomas and spoke out against allowing biological men like Thomas to compete against women as well as using women’s bathrooms and locker rooms. Gaines said they were not only forced to compete against Thomas but to share a locker room with him.
Protesters stormed her event on Thursday at San Francisco State University, attacked Gaines, and forced her to barricade herself in a room guarded by police for several hours while preventing her from leaving the building.
The mob screamed at Gaines, one of them gleefully yelling “Why are you running!” They called her a “f***ing transphobic b****” and chanted “Trans rights are human rights!” as police ushered the swimmer away.
Gaines Tweeted footage of the experience, stating, “The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU… I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man… Still only further assures me I’m doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder.”
Her experience echoes the recent attack on Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, whose speech in New Zealand was shut down by a large gathering of trans radical activists, one of whom dumped tomato sauce on her head as she was preparing to speak.
Another activist standing up to gender ideology, Chris Elston, who goes by Billboard Chris, was attacked in Vancouver on the so-called “Trans Day of Visibility” while attempting to give an interview to an independent journalist.
Whether you agree or disagree with Gaines, Keen-Minshull, and Elston, it’s clear that trans radical activists are becoming more emboldened and comfortable with using violence to silence their opponents.
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