Riley Gaines said that during a bill signing for women’s sports in Texas this past week, a group of communist extremists spit on women’s rights activists, threw glass bottles at them, and they even cursed at little girls.
Gaines along with Paula Scanlan, two former NCAA Division 1 competitive athletes battling against the invasion of biological men that identify as being women into sports for women, had gathered with Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott this week in front of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame at the Texas Woman’s University in the town of Denton to attend the ceremonial signing of what is known as the “Save Women’s Sports Act,” which had been signed into law during June, according to Fox News.
Outside the site, however, there was conflict.
“Bottles are being hurled, protesters are spitting in the faces of individuals, and children are being shouted at profanely,” Gaines stated to the cable network.
The demonstrators, according to Gaines in a separate interview with Fox News this week, “are the most vicious, vindictive, aggressive – just soulless individuals, and they do what they do under the pretense of love. They carry out their actions in the name of inclusivity, tolerance, acceptance, and a host of other ideals, but those ideals were not what we encountered. We encountered animosity.”
The leader of IWN’s Austin branch, Michelle Evans, told Fox News Digital that she was attacked after leaving the venue where the signing took place to watch the demonstration; Evans claimed that there were 250 “rabid” demonstrators there.
“Evans told the cable network, “Someone splashed water on me when I turned around and headed back inside the building. Someone claimed to be aware of my address. Someone shoved their body up against mine in front of me in an effort to physically stop me from returning inside. After someone struck my arm, a lady wearing a pink ski mask along with sunglasses spat into my open eye.”
DISGUSTING: Protestors targeted young girls outside of the signing of the #SaveWomensSports Act in Texas.
Girls, as young as 5, were harassed & called vulgar names, all for joining the celebration of protecting equal athletic opportunity. pic.twitter.com/QdPFpThq6L
— Independent Women's Voice (@IWV) August 7, 2023
Evans told Fox News that a suspect had been detained; she had informed authorities of her desire to bring charges; and that she had been informed by police that the individual in question would be given a ticket for a minor assault.
The treatment of the young girls who also attended the signing ceremony by demonstrators also troubled Evans. “As they were being escorted out by their moms, even though there was a law enforcement officer in front and behind them, the people who were protesting kept getting in the faces of the children and yelling and harassing them, terrifying them,” Evans said. “It had gotten out of hand.”