In response to growing concerns about a left-wing revolt at a planned rally in Washington, DC, gun control activists were observed invading Tennessee’s State House on Thursday.
Progressive protesters clash with police in footage from the uprising as they try to enter Nashville’s legislature. Hundreds of people were observed in the lobby shouting at worried MPs from the gallery.
The anti-gun demonstration follows the murder of six people, including three nine-year-old children, by transgender gunman Audrey Hale on Monday at a Christian school in Nashville.
BREAKING: Gun-control Lefitsts STORM Tennessee Capitol, politicize anti-Christian Nashville shooting
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 30, 2023
Trans activists yesterday stormed Kentucky’s State Capitol in Frankfort in a separate protest against a Republican-backed bill that would outlaw transgender medical treatment for children. A self-described “genderqueer clown nun” who was part of the mob was immediately compared to the QAnon Shaman from the January 6 incident.
The left-wing protests coincide with worries about a Trans Day of Vengeance that has been threatened for Saturday in Washington, DC. This week, Twitter executives hurried to delete thousands of posts promoting the protest.
While the majority of people condemned the attack, which claimed the lives of three nine-year-old children and as many school employees, a number of unrelated fringe, extremist groups have emerged. These groups assert that the shooting was caused by ongoing discrimination against trans people in Southern, more conservative states.
One such organization, the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN), may have seen the commotion and decided to rename a three-day parade that had previously been known as the Trans Day of Visibility as “a day of vengeance.”
On social media platforms like Twitter, which announced Wednesday that it had already erased more than 5,000 postings promoting the event, posters advertising the parade have been quickly produced and shared.
Although attendees said they would “march” on the nation’s most significant court building at 11 am on Saturday, the event is still to be conducted in Washington, DC, as scheduled, from Friday through Sunday, according to multiple since-scrubbed advertisements.
With footage from the scene showing hundreds of people descending on Tennessee’s top legislative building in a fight for stricter gun laws, the demonstration currently taking place in Nashville served as a preview of what might be in store for public officials in Washington once the weekend rolls around.
Trans protesters storming the Kentucky Capitol have their very own Shaman, and he’s dressed like a demon. pic.twitter.com/lmvFvOvdGq
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 30, 2023
Police made an effort to contain the rally to specific locations, but when two Democratic lawmakers joined in the fun, the operation came to a sudden halt.
State Senator Charlene Oliver shouted, “Power to the people,” over a microphone, and hundreds of others who had gathered in the House enthusiastically echoed her.
While most people remained calm, several were seen fighting with the police who were trying to keep the unrest under control.