Image Source: Kellie-Jay Keen Twitter video screenshot
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Kellie-Jay Keen, a women's rights supporter, was forced to shut down her "Let Women Speak" rally in Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday afternoon after far-left activists harassed, assaulted, and injured attendees.
Keen told Fox News that the rally's purpose was to give women their voices back from the trans movement.
"Women are being silenced all through tech. So, we're taking our voices back to the public square," Keen continued. "When many of those women attended, they've lost their jobs, they've lost their livelihoods, they might have lost their children to this pernicious cult."
Anti-women trans activists flooded the rally and stood around the event waving transgender flags and signs that read "crash the cis-tem" and "trans women are women."
At the start of Keen's event, the trans activists shouted over the speakers by chanting, "No hate here." Due to the noise, the rally attendees moved to the other side of the venue, but the disruptive activists followed.
Keen noted that many of the trans activists in the crowd were men. During the rally, April Morrow was allegedly assaulted by a far-leftist male activist who grabbed and crushed her hand.
"April got her fingers crushed by a man's bare hands. He literally got her hand in his and crushed it and broke her fingers," Keen explained.
Following the assault, the attacker allegedly stole Morrow's phone and smashed it, Keen told the Daily Wire.
"The USA is failing to uphold the First Amendment at the behest of this odious and most insidious quasi-religious cult called transgenderism," Keen stated. "Women must be protected to speak about the erasure of our spaces, our rights, and the words we use to define ourselves."
A video of the event posted on Twitter captured a trans activist aggressively rushing up behind a speaker at the microphone. The protester then shouted, "Nobody cares. Get the f*** out of here."
Another video of the rally captured a woman being ambushed by a group of trans activists. According to the Post Millennial, the victim sustained an arm injury from the attack.
Content warning: Language:
\u201cViolence at the Let Women Speak event in Tacoma.\n\n#Tacoma #LetWomenSpeakUSA\n\nhttps://t.co/QD1fdyHs2e\u201d— SFW Kellie-Jay Keen #AdultHumanFemale (@SFW Kellie-Jay Keen #AdultHumanFemale) 1666958414
Keen decided it would be best to end the event after she claimed the Tacoma Police Department "failed to show up until the 23rd call for help."
As Keen was wrapping up the rally, she told the crowd, "If there's any police here, there's a man in a yellow hat that said he's gonna f***ing kill someone."
"We aren't going to let any more people be assaulted, and the police aren't coming," Keen stated. "Much love to you all, please donate if you'd like to see us have f***ing security at the next event. Thank you."
Keen criticized the local police for not protecting the women at the event. However, she later noted that one of the reported assaults led to an arrest.
Content warning: Language:
\u201cAfter an assault, threat to kiII and the police @TacomaPD refusing to attend, the only option was to end the event. \n\nI repeat, @TacomaPD would not protect women. \nFootage by @KnownHeretic \n#LetWomenSpeak\n#LetWomwenSpeakUSA\u201d— SFW Kellie-Jay Keen #AdultHumanFemale (@SFW Kellie-Jay Keen #AdultHumanFemale) 1666816480
"The Tacoma Police Department had officers on scene monitoring the event," TPD public information officer Wendy Haddow told the Daily Wire. "Police responded to calls from victims wanting to report a crime. This included a victim who reported an assault and damage to a cell phone. An arrest was made of a 27-year-old male, and the suspect was booked into jail."
Haddow reported that after the rally, the police department was informed that a victim had allegedly been pepper-sprayed.
"Today we were advised three students from a nearby school were pepper-sprayed during the event," Haddow added. "An employee from the school called 911 today. The investigation is ongoing."
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.