Former NCAA swimmer, Riley Gaines, reported being physically assaulted on the campus of San Francisco State University on Thursday.
Gaines was there to share her views opposing the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s sports. Protestors struck her twice, according to her statement, and then ambushed and cornered her. The Police at the campus helped her out.
The incident was caught on video, which Gaines posted on social media.
The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU…I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man. This is proof that women need sex-protected spaces.— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) April 7, 2023
Still only further assures me I'm doing something right. When they want you silent, speak louder. 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/uJW3x9RERf
The university police department has launched an investigation into the situation. However, there have been no arrests related to the event so far. Gaines’ appearance was organized by Turning Point USA, a conservative organization, and booked by a recognized student organization.
Gaines has been a vocal critic of the inclusion of trans women in women’s swimming. At the 2022 NCAA swimming and diving championships, she competed in the women’s 200-meter freestyle final. In this event, she tied for fifth place with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas. Moreover, this incident has sparked outrage among many people. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy condemned it as an attack on free speech on a college campus.
Who is Riley Gaines
Riley Gaines is a former NCAA swimmer. She gained media attention for her opposition to the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s sports. She tied for fifth place with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in the women’s 200-meter freestyle final at the 2022 NCAA swimming and diving championships. Gaines has been vocal about her views and has spoken at events organized by conservative organization Turning Point USA.
She has spoken at events organized by the conservative organization Turning Point USA. Additionally, she has been a vocal critic of the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sports. Gaines’ views on the inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s sports have been controversial. Despite this, her willingness to speak out on the issue has earned her recognition. Many people consider her a prominent figure in the ongoing debate over transgender rights in sports.
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