Police Advance on Protesters Near Wi Spa in Los Angeles

Dueling protesters faced off near the Wi Spa in Los Angeles, California, and clashed with police on Saturday, July 17, two weeks after demonstrators were drawn to the location in response to a reported incident involving a transgender woman.

Protesters massed near the spa earlier in July following the publication of a social media video that captured a person complaining that “a man” was in the women’s section of the spa. In a statement, the Wi Spa said it sought to meet the needs of all its customers, including transgender people.

On Saturday, dueling groups showed up near the spa to protest. This video, taken on Saturday, shows police advancing on protesters on Wilshire Boulevard. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful

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