No arrests following transgender-led attack on Riley Gaines

April 8, 2023

The authorities report that no arrests have been made following the alleged assault by transgender activists on the All-American swimmer Riley Gaines. 

Per TMZ:

San Francisco State University and its police department said in a statement to TMZ Sports on Friday no arrests were made Thursday night ... though they are still investigating the situation.

Background

Gaines is a former NCAA women's swimming star who has become well-known for the position she has taken on the hot-button issue of transgender athletes.

Gaines, in particular, has stood opposed to allowing biological males who identify as female to compete in women's sports.

Gaines's activism stems from first-hand experience, as she has competed, in NCAA women's swimming competitions, against Lia Thomas, a biological male who was allowed to compete in women's events after identifying as a female.

Gaines has gained a lot of support for her efforts to save women's sports. But, in the process, she has also gained some enemies.

The attack

It took place on Thursday at San Francisco State University.

Fox News reports:

On Thursday, Gaines visited the University of San Francisco's chapter of Turning Point USA to give a speech about saving women's sports, and all hell broke loose, thanks to protesters. The melee led to her being barricaded in a separate classroom for three hours while college police appeared apprehensive to confront the protesters. Eventually, Gaines said, city police appeared and whisked her off campus.

Here's some video footage from the incident:

Undeterred

As stated at the outset, no arrests have been made following the incident.

Nonetheless, Gaines, for her part, is not backing down. She released a statement, saying:

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.

Gaines also made a Fox News appearance where she had a similar message.

"This does not deter me," she said. "This assures me that I am doing the right thing. This will not silence me. When they want me to be silenced, it just means I need to speak louder.


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