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Los Angeles Times explains how 'far-right rage over transgender rights' led to chaos in front of Wi Spa

As Twitchy reported early this month, a spa in Los Angeles was at the center of controversy after a woman posted a viral video on social media about seeing a naked trans woman in the women’s section. “He is a man,” the woman says in the video. “He is not no female.” Wi Spa said that it follows state law, which makes discrimination against transgender customers and other gender non-conforming people in business establishments illegal. The woman held a protest in front of the spa, which attracted the usual suspects as counter-protesters, and violence broke out in the street:

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There was another protest Saturday, but this time the cops were on hand to rough up some of the counter-protesters with batons.

The Los Angeles Times is weighing in, explaining how “far-right rage over transgender rights” has led to chaos in the streets. It’s funny; from the video it doesn’t look like there was any chaos in the streets until Antifa showed up.

We’re kind of bummed Twitchy didn’t make the list of far-right media outlets:

The video showed a woman arguing with Wi Spa employees after she said she had seen a customer with male genitalia in an area that is reserved for women. The Wilshire Boulevard facility has some gender-separated areas with changing rooms and Jacuzzis.

The footage was quickly amplified by an international network of right-wing activists, pundits and media outlets, including Breitbart, the Gateway Pundit, RealClearPolitics and TheBlaze, a publication founded by Glenn Beck. Message boards where anti-trans activists gather, including Mumsnet, saw thousands of comments.

So, tell us more about this far-right rage:

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Brian Levin, director of the nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, said the protests are indicative of a “democratization of hate” that has allowed far-right groups with a variety of ideologies to come together around flash-point events after they are amplified online and in conservative media.

“The lightning rod stuff that occurs on social media … then gets slung like a catapult by influencers, and then ends up as violence in the streets,” he said.

We did a search of the article but nowhere saw mention of the “far-left” or any rage from that end of the spectrum, so we’re not sure who was throwing objects at police.

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There’s no mention of Antifa in the article, only “transgender rights activists.”

https://twitter.com/RyanProng/status/1417563651121287168

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We’re telling you, there’s no mention of Antifa at all in the article. They would have included that had they been there, right?

As a palate cleanser, once again, here’s video from Saturday’s counter-protest:

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