Riley Gaines ‘hit multiple times’ by trans-rights protesters during speech on saving women’s sports at SFSU, Twitter reacts

The horrifying incident that took place at San Fransisco State University involving Riley Gaines has shaken social media to its core.


Riley Gaines ‘hit multiple times’ by trans-rights protesters during speech on saving women’s sports at SFSU, Twitter reacts

Riley Gaines [Image Credit: The Pitt News]

NCAA champion and former competitor of Lia Thomas, Riley Gaines was reportedly assaulted during a women’s rights speech at San Fransisco State University. The former swimmer was mobbed by an angry crowd of trans-rights protestors, as Gaines was delivering a speech at university.

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Police had to intervene to stop the crowd and protect Gaines. from the assaults both verbally, and physically. She said, during the chaos, a man dressed in women’s clothes stroke her twice, grazing her face by an inch. Her husband Louis Barker expressed how horrifying it was for him to imagine what Gaines went through.

Barker noted, “She told me she was hit multiple times by a guy in a dress. I was shaking. It made me that mad. It makes me sick to feel so helpless about it”. “She was under police protection and was still hit by a man wearing a dress.”

Riley Gaines herself commented on the situation, stating, “I was physically assaulted by one person. I was struck twice, both times hitting my shoulder with the second strike grazing my face”. 

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The rest of the protestors just ambushed and cornered me before I was able to move out with the help of campus police,” according to Keyt.com. Not only her husband and agent, but many fans including critics have praised Gaines’ courage to face the situation and stand for women’s rights in sports.

Related: Riley Gaines urges supporters of women’s rights in sports to be more public

Riley Gaines stands strong amid violent opposition from mob at SFSU

Riley Gaines [Image Credit: CNN]
Riley Gaines [Image Credit: CNN]

The incident took place on Thursday as Riley Gaines recorded and uploaded the chaotic mess on social media. Although the video was not clear as the situation was quite shaky at that moment. Police were trying to get Gaines safely to a spot as the mob hurled insults at her.

According to her agent Eli Bremer, “Tonight, Riley Gaines spoke at San Francisco State University to share her personal story of competing against a biological male athlete, Lia Thomas, at the Women’s NCAA Swimming Championships last year“.

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She has been questioned in civil and somewhat uncivil manners about her views many times, and she thoroughly encourages diverse viewpoints and debate on this issue.”

Instead of a thoughtful discussion tonight at SFSU, Riley was violently accosted, shouted at, physically assaulted, and barricaded in a room by protestors. It is stunning that in America in 2023, it is acceptable for biological male students to violently assault a woman for standing up for women’s rights.”

This will not stop Riley from boldly educating people of the dangers of biological males in women’s sports. She will continue to speak the truth against the radical left that no longer understands the difference between men and women.

In a tweet, Riley Gaines noted that this is why “women need sex-protected spaces”. She admitted that though this incident may have been scary, it also proves that she is doing the right thing to educate society on women’s safety in sports. 

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According to NY Post, a trans-rights activist voiced out, “Yeah you f***ing transphobic b**ch. I f***ing see you”. Another circle erupted, “You crying! You f***ing crying b**ch, f**k you”. Gaines has been a vocal critic of trans women, especially after competing and sharing the locker room with Lia Thomas.

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