Authorities are investigating a potential hate crime after alleged members of the far-right group Proud Boys shouted anti-LGBTQ slurs throughout a “Drag Queen Story Hour” for younger children at a San Francisco library over the weekend.
Deputies have been referred to as to the San Lorenzo Library on Saturday afternoon after 5 males allegedly stormed the studying for preschool-aged youngsters throughout Pleasure Month, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace stated.
“The boys have been described as members of the Proud Boys group, identified to be a proper wing hate group with anti-LGBTQ affiliations,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
“The boys have been described as extraordinarily aggressive with a threatening violent demeanor inflicting folks to concern for his or her security.”
Native drag queen Panda Dulce, who was internet hosting the occasion, claimed the lads shouted “tranny” and “pedophile” as they disrupted the occasion.
San Francisco drag queen Panda Dulce was internet hosting the occasion and claimed the lads shouted “tranny” and “pedophile.”Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle by way of AP
Drag queen “Pickle” reads from a ebook in the course of the Drag Queen Story Hour at a library in Los Angeles.David McNew/Getty Photographs
Scalene Onixxx (left) and Athena Kills (proper) are greeted by younger women following a session of Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California.Frederic J. Brown/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
Athena Kills studying to a gaggle of fogeys and kids.Frederic J. Brown/AFP by way of Getty Photographs
The deputies have been in a position to “de-escalate” the scenario, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
No arrests have been made and nobody was bodily harmed, however sheriff’s officers are investigating the incident as a potential hate crime and harassment of youngsters.
A variety of children and their mother and father have been on the occasion when the ordeal unfolded, authorities stated.
A police supply talks to a member of the anti-LGBTQ group, MassResistance, who was booing to disrupt the Drag Queen Story Hour program on the West Valley Regional Department Library on July 26.David McNew/Getty Photographs
5 members of the Proud Boys stormed the story hour and shouted slurs in entrance of the kids attending.
The boys have been described as extraordinarily aggressive with a threatening violent demeanor.
The deputies have been in a position to “de-escalate” the scenario.
No arrests have been made.
The San Francisco incident occurred on the identical day a gaggle of 31 males with ties to a white nationalist hate group have been arrested close to a LGBTQ Pleasure occasion in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Police stated the lads, who belonged to the Patriot Entrance, had riot gear and have been seen loading folks right into a U-Haul at a resort car parking zone.