EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Eyewitnesses claim that the NYPD did not do enough. As usual.
Approximately 200 parents and children enjoyed the read-a-thon, led by the Drag Kings, Queens and Royalty of Drag Story Hour NYC at The Center, a resource hub for New York City’s LGBT community hosted by state Attorney General Letitia James on on Sunday.
Then the Proud Boys showed up.
Outnumbered by 4 to 1 Proud Boys, Orthodox Jewish Rabbi’s, and one lowly self hating homo from Gay’s for Trump named “Paul” however, got more than they bargained for while trying to intimidate the people attending the event. Chants of “Fuck the Proud Boys rang” out from counter-protestors at the venue, letting the violent chaos agents know that they WERE NOT welcome.
Despite police attempting to keep the two groups separated, a few broke through the ranks. One man wearing a gold Guy Fawkes mask attacked those defending the story hour, deeming his adversaries “ANTIFA” as he threw punches and grabbed at press cameras..
According to longtime LGBT Civil Rights Activist Ken Kidd who was in attendance and spoke with us:
I saw it happen. And was one of the ones who insisted that the cops make the cuff. They were ignoring it. It took at least 10 minutes of our chanting at them to do their jobs and, ultimately reminding them that we had the assault AND THEIR REFUSAL TO DO ANYTHING on video (When the video becomes available we will add it to this post/)
Oh, and those haters were just screaming obscenities and hate language, and their posters had incredibly offensive photos on them—really racy, PG-13 to R rated stuff that they were shoving down the throats of the kids and parents just trying to pass safely through us to hear a story told by someone in fun makeup and a bright outfit. We kept drowning them out by chanting BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH over and over until I came up with the idea of putting all the BLAH BLAH BLAHS to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It was so much fun, so simple, joyful, and SHADY.
While one Proud Boy by the name of Robert Porco, 53, who was arrested for punching a protestor. Later out of nowhere and with no witnesses a Proud Boy trotted around with blood on his nose claiming a counter-protestor punched him. “I came here to help, not get the shit beat out of me”. The thug’s accusation of violence has over 2 million views on social media at this writing. Many believe it is a set up call to arms to further embolden Proud Boys and supporters to become more violent. Which is dangerous for our community and very disturbing in light of Donald Trump’s impending arrest Tuesday.
Please. Every LGBT and Ally should be on heightened alert to keep safe and be prepared to stand up and fight back for what is right.
Evil never backs down. And neither should we.
I got one photo of the incident of a Proud Boy punching a queer person with his full weight. They had just been walking behind, PBs turned around.— Talia Jane ❤️🔥 (@taliaotg) March 19, 2023
They tell me the punch didn’t hurt — what hurt was that they fell on a metal barricade.
This happened in front of a store called “A… https://t.co/GS7XMPJEXD pic.twitter.com/vu4gUXHKOu
Ultra Orthodox Rabbis joined the protesting outside of the Drag Queen Story Hour event in Manhattan LGBTQ community Center. pic.twitter.com/9LT8c7RIwE— Oliya Scootercaster 🛴 (@ScooterCasterNY) March 19, 2023