Swimmer and women’s sports advocate Riley Gaines was violently assaulted by transgender activists during a Turning Point USA event in San Francisco on Thursday evening.
Not long after her speech at the event on saving women’s sports, Riley tweeted she was “ambushed and physically hit twice by a man.”
In the video shared by Riley Gaines, a transgender mob chased her down after she was assaulted as police attempted to get her to safety.
People can be heard shouting, “trans rights are human rights,” and other comments as police attempt to shield Gaines from more violence.
“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,” her husband Louis Barker told Fox News.
Riley was escorted to a safe room as trans protestors followed Gaines and continued to harass her.
“The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU,” Gaines wrote on Twitter along with footage of the incident. “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.”
“I’m okay currently, but an hour and a half later, I’m still barricaded in a room with ambushers on the outside yelling and threatening violence,” Gaines told the Post Millennial.
“As police escorted me out of the event space to my current location, I was hit, physically, twice by what I presume was a male individual. This only assures me I’m doing the right thing.”
Conservative journalist and activist Charlie Kirk wrote on Twitter:
“This is unacceptable at an American college campus, even in San Francisco.”
“Pray for Riley Gaines and for our brave students at SFSU.”
Gaines became a national figure after publicly pushing back against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’ participation in women’s sports.