(Natural News) Once again, militant leftists who vote for Democrats have proven they belong to a party and ideological movement of intolerance.
Riley Gaines, a former champion collegiate swimmer for the University of Kentucky, was reportedly physically assaulted on Thursday after giving a speech on saving women’s sports at a Turning Point USA and Leadership Institute event held on the campus of San Francisco State University, reports said.
Fox News noted that Gaines’ husband, Louis Barker, said he had a number of brief conversations with her while she barricaded herself inside a room near the venue where she was speaking after being led there by police.
Gaines herself took to Twitter to call out the intolerant leftists.
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“The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU…I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man,” she wrote in a post showing her being quickly ushered into the room amid catcalls and threats of violence. “This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces. Still only further assures me I’m doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder.”
The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU…I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man. This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces.
Still only further assures me I'm doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder. 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/uJW3x9RERf
— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) April 7, 2023
“Tonight, Riley Gaines spoke at San Francisco State University to share her personal story of competing against a biological male athlete, Lia Thomas, at the Women’s NCAA Swimming Championships last year,” Eli Bremer, Gaines’ agent, said in a lengthy statement to Fox News.
“In the past year, her goal in speaking at universities has been to educate her peers about her experience and what the impact of the growing number of biological males in women’s sports will do to the integrity of Title IX. She has been questioned in civil and somewhat uncivil manners about her views many times, and she thoroughly encourages diverse viewpoints and debate on this issue,” Bremer continued.
“Instead of a thoughtful discussion tonight at SFSU, Riley was violently accosted, shouted at, physically assaulted, and barricaded in a room by protestors. It is stunning that in America in 2023, it is acceptable for biological male students to violently assault a woman for standing up for women’s rights,” Bremer added.
“This will not stop Riley from boldly educating people on the dangers of biological males in women’s sports. She will continue to speak the truth against the radical left that no longer understands the difference between men and women,” the statement concluded.
Charlie Kirk, founder of TPUSA, blasted the treatment of Gaines in a tweet that also contained additional video footage of her being accosted.
“This is unacceptable at an American college campus, even in San Francisco. Pray for Riley Gaines and for our brave students at SFSU,” he wrote.
This is unacceptable at an American college campus, even in San Francisco. Pray for Riley Gaines and for our brave students at SFSU 🙏 https://t.co/AAbXBkgOlY
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 7, 2023
The event has concluded 8:26 p.m attendees are being let out and students are picking up their posters from the hallway pic.twitter.com/RxgNG5OmYG
— Golden Gate Xpress (@GGXnews) April 7, 2023
Conservative commentators on Twitter called the barricade a “hostage” situation. Matt Walsh, an outspoken critic against the trans-agenda explained, “There is nothing ambiguous about this. Harassment, intimidation, kidnapping.” Walsh also recommended that Gaines press charges against everyone who refused to allow her to safely exit the building.
This is kidnapping. @Riley_Gaines_ should pursue felony charges against every single person in that hallway. They all should be expelled and thrown in prison. There is nothing ambiguous about this. Harassment, intimidation, kidnapping. Go after them, Riley. Make them pay. https://t.co/NJyFQ9gwYq
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 7, 2023
In the 1960s, when leftists demanded ‘free speech,’ they were railing against the established order. Today, they are still trying to tear down the established order, but they no longer support free speech for all.
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