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Far-left militants accused of pepper-spraying protesters while they were praying outside reportedly 'family-friendly' drag show; 3 arrested

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @protecttxkids_

Far-left militants were accused of pepper-spraying protesters while they were praying outside a reportedly "family-friendly" drag show in Fort Worth, Texas, over the weekend.

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The incident occurred outside a drag show at Fort Brewery and Pizza on Sunday afternoon, the Star-Telegram reported, citing videos posted on Twitter.

Police records show three people were arrested: Samuel Fowlkes, 20, on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; Christopher Guillott, 33, on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer; and Meghan Grant, 37, on suspicion of resisting arrest, search, or transport, the paper said.

Members of Protect Texas Kids and New Columbia Movement were protesting the drag show, and they accused members of Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club of pepper-spraying them while they were praying, the Star-Telegram said.

The gun club describes itself on Twitter as “helping marginalized communities in organizing community defense against white supremacists / fascism," the paper said, adding that the Twitter account of Protect Texas Kids says its purpose is to “expose kid-friendly drag shows, child transitions, and leftist indoctrination in the state of Texas."

The Dallas Express said a representative of Fort Brewery & Pizza described the drag show as “family-friendly."

Aaron Hoernke, the restaurant’s marketing director, said “accompanied minors are permitted with a parent — as we believe in parental choice" and that “we are a brewery that sells pizza, wine, beer, and no hard liquor. The atmosphere is one that was designed to be enjoyed by all," the outlet added.

The Dallas Express added that a description of the drag show on Fort Brewery & Pizza's website doesn't specifically mention children or use the phrase “family-friendly” but does say, “This is the perfect event to celebrate a special occasion with your friends, family, or coworkers, or to simply indulge in a fun-filled day out with your loved ones.” Here's a look at the show's advertisement on Eventbrite.

The gun club on Twitter has accused police of “attacking drag defenders” and practicing poor muzzle discipline with long rifles by pointing loaded guns at club members, the Star-Telegram also reported.

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