QAnon followers joined protesters outside a Los Angeles spa after complaining about a transgender customer.
On Saturday, protesters gathered outside Wi Spa USA in Koreatown. A distraught woman shared a video complaining about a transgender woman undressing in the locker room.
However, the videos and images seem to show that some followers of QAnon also performed outside or near the spa.
Weekly newspaper I saw a video shared by a Los Angeles magazine contributor in which protesters chanted “Save our children”, a phrase related to QAnon believers around the world, and one of them was wearing a piece with the words “Pedowood” printed on it T shirt.
Both terms promote the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory that there is a global cabal of celebrities, media figures, and government officials who sell and cannibalize children.
Far-right protesters, including those who did not seem to be related to the QAnon movement, encountered anti-protesters, some of whom were wearing items related to the left-wing Antifa movement.
Officials gathered near the place where the protesters from both sides clashed and intervened when several people attacked each other.
Weekly newspaper I have watched a video shot by the same Los Angeles magazine contributor. One of the men wearing an “obedience to Jesus” T-shirt was attacked by anti-protesters, and one of them was wearing an Antifa flag. Later, he was seen bleeding from his head in another clip.
according to National Broadcasting Corporation In the news, the Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Planch said that a person in the protest was taken to a medical facility after his life was not in danger.
The media added that the police declared the rally illegal and began to push the protesters back from where they gathered.
Later, I saw a clash between left-wing protesters and the police, and the police forcefully pushed back the same group of people with their batons.
Saturday’s protests were triggered after a viral video was shared, in which a female customer complained that a transgender woman took off her clothes in the women’s locker room.
This video has been viewed more than 131,000 times Instagram Since it was uploaded last week, the video showed the woman complaining to a spa employee and included comments she made, which are widely regarded as transphobia.
In a statement to Los Angeles Magazine, Wi Spa USA said: “Like many other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles has a transgender population, some of whom like to go to the spa. Wi Spa strives to meet the needs of all customers.”
Peter F. Jazayeri, a lawyer representing the spa, said: “California law prohibits discrimination against transgender and non-gender individuals in commercial establishments.”
Weekly newspaper The Los Angeles Police Department and Wi Spa USA have been contacted for comments.