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Proud Boys storm San Francisco ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’

Proud Boys storm San Francisco Drag Queen Story Hour


Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after alleged members of the far-right group Proud Boys shouted anti-LGBTQ slurs during a “Drag Queen Story Hour” for young kids at a San Francisco library over the weekend.

Deputies were called to the San Lorenzo Library on Saturday afternoon after five men allegedly stormed the reading for preschool-age children during Pride Month, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The men were described as members of the Proud Boys organization, known to be a right wing hate group with anti-LGBTQ affiliations,” the sheriff’s office said.

“The men were described as extremely aggressive with a threatening violent demeanor causing people to fear for their safety.”

Local drag queen Panda Dulce, who was hosting the event, claimed the men shouted “tranny” and “pedophile” as they disrupted the event.

San Francisco drag queen Panda Dulce was hosting the event and claimed the men shouted “tranny” and “pedophile.”
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Drag queen "Pickle" reads from a book during the Drag Queen Story Hour.
Drag queen Pickle reads from a book during the Drag Queen Story Hour at a library in Los Angeles.
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Drag queens Scalene Onixxx (L) and Athena Kills are greeted by sisters Cambria (C) and Waverly.
Scalene Onixxx (left) and Athena Kills (right) are greeted by young girls following a session of Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California.
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Athena Kills reads.
Athena Kills reading to a group of parents and children.
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The deputies were able to “de-escalate” the situation, the sheriff’s office said.

No arrests have been made and no one was physically harmed, but sheriff’s officials are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime and harassment of children.

A number of kids and their parents were at the event when the ordeal unfolded, authorities said.

A police offer talks to a supporter of the anti-LGBTQ group, MassResistance, who was booing to disrupt the Drag Queen Story Hour program at the West Valley Regional Branch Library on July 26.
A police offer talks to a member of the anti-LGBTQ group MassResistance, who was booing to disrupt the Drag Queen Story Hour program at the West Valley Regional Branch Library on July 26.
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Proud Boys member.
Five members of the Proud Boys stormed the story hour and shouted slurs in front of the children attending.
Proud Boys member.
The men were described as extremely aggressive with a threatening violent demeanor.
Proud Boys member.
The deputies were able to “de-escalate” the situation.
Proud Boys member.
No arrests have been made.

The San Francisco incident occurred on the same day a group of 31 men with ties to a white nationalist hate group were arrested near a LGBTQ Pride event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Police said the men, who belonged to the Patriot Front, had riot gear and were seen loading people into a U-Haul at a hotel parking lot.



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