Protesters clash outside a Korean spa in Los Angeles over undressing a transgender woman


Los Angeles — Demonstrators clashed outside Koreatown’s spa on Saturday after a transgender woman undressed in a women-only area.

A few far-right protesters appeared to be more numerous than those who supported transgender rights. Los Angeles Police Department police officer Frank Lopez said police had announced that they would hold an unlawful session in the afternoon.

According to a social media video on the scene, the LAPD helicopter swirled overhead as police spread to the scene, demonstrators shouted at each other, and in some cases hit.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, Nicholas Prange, said one assault was injured non-life-threatening and was taken to a private ambulance medical facility.

The protest was triggered by an incident that was captured on video and shared on social media. Woman complaining about Wi Spa USA A worker about a transgender customer undressed and a woman displayed her penis in a naked place. The incident happened about a week ago. Workers stood beside a transgender woman and said she could not be legally discriminated against.

Some protesters included obvious ones, according to images and videos from the scene QAnon supporter A T-shirt that refers to the term “pedwood”, an unfounded theory of the secret conspiracy of Satanist child abusers in government, entertainment, and the media.

The video showed the demonstrators clashing with each other and with the police. The protester’s chant included another expression related to QAnon, “Save our children.”

The story of the spa controversy was first reported Los Angeles magazine..

“Like many other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles has a transgender population, some of which enjoy visiting the spa,” Wi Spa USA told the publication. “WiSpa strives to meet the needs of all our customers.”

Spa representative lawyer Peter F. Jazaeri said in a statement Saturday that the project complies with California law prohibiting discrimination based on “gender expression.”

“California law prohibits discrimination against transgender and non-gender people in business establishments,” said Jazaeri.

Blankstein reported from Los Angeles and Romero from San Diego.

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