Elon Musk, others respond after protesters smash windows, hurl eggs at Charlie Kirk event on college campus
The protesters held signs supporting trans and queer people and had umbrellas that they used primarily to cover their identities, videos and photos taken at the school show.
The protesters, who were mostly wearing black, clashed with law enforcement officers and other students, including attendees of the event, as they smashed windows, hurled eggs, used pepper spray and blocked people from entering the University Credit Union Center, where the event was held.
"Not a peaceful protest at all," Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted after photos and videos of the protest surfaced on social media.
Several people responded to Musk's post agreeing the protesters were violent and some made comparisons to the Jan. 6 Capitol protest.
There were some reports of people being pepper sprayed by others in the crowd.
An op-ed with the Sacramento Bee posted ahead of the event called for its cancelation, alleging Kirk to have called for the "lynching" of trans people.
"Charlie Kirk has called for the lynching of trans people, a comment that should warrant the cancelation of his speaking engagement at UC Davis," the outlet said in a since-deleted tweet.
That accusation against Kirk, if true, is horrendous. But, I seriously doubt it. It's the kind of thing that LGBT fascists used to be able to get away with...and still do in the progressive media. I'd love to see evidence that it's true, if it is. I'll be the first here to denounce him if it is...but I'm 99% that it's a run of the mill lib lie.
I'm posting this because po repeatedly claims that the right is attempting to take away trans civil rights. I see no evidence of that.
This, though, is proof that trans and queer protesters are violent in taking away civil rights from people who think differently than do they.