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Muscular activist waving transgender flag slams into pro-life student marchers in front of cops; fails to get away unscathed
Image source: X video screenshot via @SavannaDeretich, composite

Muscular activist waving transgender flag slams into pro-life student marchers in front of cops; fails to get away unscathed

A noticeably muscular individual was caught on video waving a large transgender flag while running into students participating in the Virginia March for Life Wednesday.

Video also shows police officers observing the whole thing.

What are the details?

The culprit — who donned a maroon camisole along with a light red bandana that covered the individual's dark hair pulled back into a bun — was seen on the clip bounding through the middle of the march and purposely running into students, knocking them off balance, and ripping at one of their flags:

One wonders what might happen to someone behaving this way at a pro-abortion march. But anyway ...

Kelsey McCormick — a Liberty University freshman active in conservative organizations such as Turning Point USA, Concerned Women for America, and Students for Life — told the Daily Signal what she observed.

“We were nearing the end of the march and chanting, ‘We are the pro-life generation’ and ‘We will abolish abortion’ with our megaphones,” McCormick told the Daily Signal. “Then I see the trans activist running and jumping, and waving the flag, come smash into the group and go after the big banner. The activist was also making a screaming/barking noise.”

Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins posted video of the assault — which was originally posted by Savanna Deretich, Students for Life Action's government affairs coordinator — and asked in regard to the attacker, “Will he be held accountable?”

A later video shows authorities walking the march disrupter down a sidewalk in handcuffs:

The Daily Signal said Richmond police didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Hawkins added that all the students were safe and uninjured, said a thank-you to "those who supported us," and noted that it was "an isolated incident and hasn’t happened often at the pro-life marches."

How are folks reacting?

As you might expect, a number of those who watched the video of the transgender flag-waving individual running into students weren't happy:

  • "What a totally normal reaction to an actual peaceful protest in support of life," one commenter said.
  • "Almost like it’s just a violent, mentally ill man," another user noted.
  • "What does transgenderism even have to do with the March for Life?" another commenter wondered. "They're insane."
  • "They are so peaceful and tolerant, aren’t they," another user asked, tongue fully in cheek.
  • "O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy!" another commenter declared.

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

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Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News and has been writing for Blaze News since 2013. He has also been a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a book editor. He resides in New Jersey. You can reach him at durbanski@blazemedia.com.
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