Violence erupts after transgender woman 'exposed penis' at spa to kids

Clashes break out in LA between rival protesters after viral video showed spa customer complaining about a transgender woman exposing herself to children while in female-only steam room

  • Protests were sparked in Los Angeles after a viral video showed a customer complaining about a transgender woman who allegedly exposed their penis in a steam room
  • The video sparked a protest against transgender people using the spa steam room, which was met by a counter-project by Antifa activists 
  • Hordes of people showed up outside of Wi Spa on Wilshire Boulevard
  • Protesters were seen assaulting an independent journalist who was hit in the head with a pipe 
  • Videos also showed melees between the two groups as they brawled on the streets of Los Angeles 

Violent clashes broke out between rival protesters outside a Los Angeles spa after viral video showed a customer complaining about a transgender woman who allegedly exposed their penis in front of minors in a women-only steam room. 

Hordes of people showed up outside of Wi Spa on Wilshire Boulevard to support a woman who had complained about the alleged exposure incident when they were met by Antifa counter-protesters supporting transgender rights.

Protesters were seen assaulting an independent journalist who was hit in the head with what appears to be a pipe, video posted to Twitter shows. It was not immediately clear if the protesters were in support of or against transgender rights.

The protests came after a video was posted to an Instagram account with the username Cubana Angel which shows the furious woman complaining to a spa staff member about the alleged exposure.  

‘So, it’s OK for a man to go into the women’s section, show his penis around the other women, young little girls, underage, in your spa? Wi Spa condones that, is that what you’re saying?’ the woman asks.

The staff member’s response remains unclear as it is difficult to hear their response behind the Plexiglas at the counter. However, Fox News reported that the clerk appeared to say that the transgender customer was protected by California law.

Protesters and counter-protester clash at the protest in support of transgender rights gather outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles

Wi Spa security intervenes after a counter protester was chased at the protest in support of transgender rights

LAPD officers face off with protesters in support of transgender rights who had gathered outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles

Police clashed with protesters at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles after the video went viral

LAPD officers face off with protesters in support of transgender rights who had gathered outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles 

LAPD officers face off with protesters in support of transgender rights who had gathered outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles

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In the video, other customers can be heard trying to intervene and defend the transgender customer.  

‘Are you talking about a transgender person?’ one man asks.

‘There is no such thing as transgender,’ the woman replies. ‘He has a d**k.’

‘You’re being a d**k,’ the man replies.

The video sparked a protest against transgender people using the spa steam room, which was met by a counter-project by Antifa activists.

Melees broke out between the two groups, and they brawled in the streets before Los Angeles police in riot gear stepped in. 


The protests came after a video was posted to Instagram by an account named Cubana Angel (left) which shows the furious woman complaining to a spa staff member (right) about the alleged exposure

The video sparked a protest against transgender people using the spa steam room, which was met by a counter-project by Antifa activists

Melees broke out between the two groups, and they brawled in the streets before Los Angeles police in riot gear stepped in

Protesters could be seen brawling in the street as police declared the demonstrations as an unlawful assembly

A counter protester holds a sign saying ”Shame on Wi Spa” at the protest in support of transgender rights near the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles

Lily Weaver joins protesters in support of transgender people as they gathered across the street from the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles

Koreatown resident and Wi Spa patron Brittany Blackhorn joins protesters in support of transgender rights who gathered across the street from the Wi Spa

Jamie Penn, co-chair of Organizer Collective joins protesters in support of transgender rights as they gather outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles in support of the business after a viral video complained that they allowed a transgender woman in the spa

Anti-transgender protesters chanted ‘save our children,’ while wearing shirts that read ‘f**k pedowood.’

The protesters also appeared to conflate being transgender with pedophilia, with signs and chants that said: ‘pedophile is not a sexual orientation.’ 

In other footage, ‘leftist counter protesters’ were seen scuffling with police who had formed a line between the two groups, reporter Sam Braslow noted. 

Police later declared the demonstrations as an unlawful assembly and pushed counter protesters back behind a garbage fire. One officer allegedly fired a less lethal round at a counter protester, Braslow reported.

Some of the protesters wore paramilitary gear including flak vests while carrying weapons, the videos show. 

Rows of police cruisers and SUVs can be seen parked on the street.

Counter-protesters stand behind a police line and preach about Jesus to protesters gathered in support of transgender rights

A bloodied counter-protester taunts the crowd as he stands behind a line of police after being injured in a clash with protesters

A bloodied counter-protester taunts the crowd as he stands behind a line of police after being injured in a clash with protesters

Counter-protesters preach about Jesus to protesters gathered in support of transgender rights

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told Fox News on Saturday that ‘no arrests had been made but at least five crimes had been reported against five separate victims.’

‘Three of them were victims of assault and battery, and the other two were assault with deadly weapon,’ he said.

Wi Spa said in a statement that California’s anti-discrimination law protects transgender people but said it would not tolerate ‘lewd conduct’ by customers.

‘As a spa located in Los Angeles, Wi Spa complies with California law prohibiting discrimination by a business, including the Civil Code provision set forth above,’ the statement reads. 

‘Like many other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles contains a transgender population, some of whom enjoy visiting a spa. Wi Spa strives to meet the needs and safety of all of its customers, and does not tolerate harassment or lewd conduct by any customer, regardless of their sex, gender, or other characteristic.’

Protesters in support of transgender rights gather outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles in support of the business after a viral video complained that they allowed a transgender woman in the spa

Protesters clash with a counter protester outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles

Protesters clash with a counter protester outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles

Tense protests erupted Saturday outside a California spa where a transgender woman allegedly exposed herself to children

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