A fight broke out in front of the Supreme Court Saturday between pro-transgender activists and masked neo-Nazis despite the cancelation of the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ in the wake of the Nashville mass murder.
Only a few people on either side of the transgender culture war attended after the event was called off due to warnings of a ‘credible threat to life and safety’ by pro-trans activists.
The video, captured by a reporter for The Post Millennial, shows a man in a red shirt confronting two masked men with a sign that said ‘Revolt Against F***otry 1488,’ a combination of two known Nazi code numbers.
The man confronts one of the masked men holding the sign, who says that ‘f***ots like you will try to get my job taken away.’ Multiple people start to skirmish over the large sign before the man in the red shirt and the masked man begin to tussle.
Early on in the bout, the man in the red shirt can be heard yelling: ‘Knife! Knife!” as a police officer gets him under control.
A fight broke out in front of the Supreme Court Saturday between pro-transgender activists and right wingers despite the cancelation of the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ that was scheduled to take place
The man in the red shirt then confronts and wrestles another masked man, yelling ‘get him off me!’
At least one person was arrested in connection with the fight. DailyMail.com has reached out to Capitol Police and the Supreme Court Police Department for comment.
It comes a day after a transgender activist group has called off its planned ‘Trans Day of Vengeance Rally’ after warnings of a ‘credible threat to life and safety’.
The rally was due to be held on Saturday in Washington D.C., but organizers of the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN) said Thursday that threats on social media have led them to make the decision to cancel the event.
The demonstration would have been held outside the Supreme Court but ‘astronomical amounts of hate from the world’ forced them to cancel, TRAN said.
The event comes days after transgender Nashville shooter Audrey Hale killed six people – including three children – at her former Christian school. The event was planned weeks before the shooting, and the group said it had nothing to do with the ‘heinous act’.
The event initially caused outrage on social media, as Twitter removed thousands of tweets promoting and criticizing the event as they said ”vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest’.
Only a few people on either side of the transgender culture war attended after the event was called off due to warnings of a ‘credible threat to life and safety’ by pro-trans activists
A man in a red shirt confronting two masked men with a sign that said ‘Revolt Against F***otry 1488,’ a combination of two known Nazi code numbers
The man confronts one of the masked men holding the sign, who says that ‘f***ots like you will try to get my job taken away.’ Multiple people start to skirmish over the large sign before the man in the red shirt and the masked man begin to tussle
Early on in the bout, the man in the red shirt can be heard yelling: ‘Knife! Knife!” as a police officer gets the man in the mask under control
A far right protestor (pictured left) argues with an activist during a transgender rights rally in front of the US Supreme Court
Organizers of the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN) said Thursday that threats on social media have led them to make the decision to cancel the event
School shooter Audrey Hale was shot by police after killing three children and three staff in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday. The motive is unknown, though police are investigating the supposed sense of ‘resentment’ attached to having to go to the Christian private school
People pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for victims at the Covenant School building at the Covenant Presbyterian Church following a shooting, Nashville, March 28, 2023
In a statement canceling the event, TRAN announced: ‘The safety of our trans community is first priority. This threat is the direct result of the flood of raw hatred directed toward the trans community after the Tennessee shooting.
‘Individuals who had nothing to with that heinous act have been subjected to highly serious threats and blamed only because of their gender identity.
‘This is one of the steps in genocide, and we will continue our efforts to protect trans lives. While we wholeheartedly believe in the mission and message we put forth for trans day of vengeance, we must prioritize the safety of our community and the people that make it up. In an ideal world we would have continued on in defiance of the attempt to silence our right to free expression.
The group said they lack the resources to ensure safety for those participating in the protests and would not, ‘in good conscience’, proceed with the event. They said they have notified the relevant agencies of the cancelation.
The initial announcement of the event sparked outrage online. Republican firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene said the planned demonstration represented the ‘threat of Antifa-driven trans-terrorism’.
She later demanded her Twitter account be restored after features were limited for violating rules.
She said: ‘My Congressional account was suspended for 7 days for exposing Antifa, who are organizing a call for violence called ‘Trans Day of Vengeance.’
‘The day after the mass murder of children by a trans shooter. Restore my account immediately.’
Ian Miles Cheong wrote that ‘Twitter is now cracking down on those who promote the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ poster, which mostly comprises of trans militants who are calling for a day of mass violence.’
Twitter’s Trust and Safety lead, Ella Irwin, responded: ‘Correct. We had to automatically sweep our platform and remove >5000 tweets/retweets of this poster.
‘We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them.
”Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok.’
TRAN earlier stated on their website: ‘This protest is about unity, not inciting violence. TRAN does not encourage violence and it is not welcome at this event.’
It is unclear whether Hale was associated with the movement.
Audrey Elizabeth Hale opened fire at The Covenant School, shooting and killing six people on Monday.
The shooter was armed with two assault-style rifles and a handgun.
They killed three children, the Head of School, 60, a custodian and a substitute teacher, both 61.
Victims Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney were all aged nine.
Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo shot and killed Hale on the second floor of the school.
Police are investigating possible motives for the attack.
MNPD Police Chief John Drake said that ‘resentment’ towards having been made to go to the school may have played a role in the shooting, but also that Hale ‘targeted random students in the school… whoever she came in contact with, she fired rounds.’
Drake added that officials believe ‘that [Hale] identifies as trans, but we’re still in the initial investigation into all of that and if it actually played a role into this incident.’
Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed the decision to go ahead with the demonstration on Twitter
Twitter’s head of Trust and Safety confirmed the site had removed promotion of the protests
Victims Evelyn Dieckhaus (L) and William Kinney (R) were shot and killed, both aged nine
Hallie Scruggs (left picture, right) and Mike Hill (right) were shot dead by Hale in the attack
Cynthia Peak (left picture, right) and Head of School Katherine Koonce (R) died in the shooting
The now-canceled protest was initially to be called the Trans Day of Visibility but rebranded as ‘vengeance means fighting back with vehemence,’ the group said.
‘It is our battle cry to declare to the world that we the transgender/non-binary communities will neither be silenced nor eradicated,’ TRAN said earlier.
Distancing themselves from Hale, the group published a statement on their website when the event was still scheduled to go ahead: ‘We Tsukuru [co-founder], Our Rights DC, and TRAN are horrified at the acts of violence committed at the Covenant school on March 27, 2023.
‘We grieve for Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, William Kinney, Cynthia Peak, Katherine Koonce, and Mike Hill, and with their loved ones.
‘We also reject any connection between that horrific event and outs.
‘Vengeance means fighting back with vehemence. We are fighting against false narratives, criminalization, and eradication of our existence.’
TRAN also said that due to ‘hate received’ they had disabled their contact form.
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