A planned transgender rally in Washington D.C. that has drawn widespread criticism after the Nashville school shooting is still set to take place on Saturday, despite increasingly violent rhetoric from the trans lobby.
The New York Post reports that the rally, scheduled for April 1st at 11:00 AM outside the Supreme Court, is being organized by the far-left group Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN). The event had been announced prior to the March 27th shooting, when 28-year-old Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a woman who identified as a man, killed six victims at The Covenant School in Nashville – including three 9-year-old children – before being gunned down by police.
The official poster for the event declares “We need more than visibility” and also reads “Stop trans genocide.” It also encourages attendees to “wear a mask” and “bring a buddy.”
The use of the word “vengeance,” and the ominous suggestions behind “we need more than visibility,” have led to widespread backlash as incitements to violence. However, the event organizers have since issued a statement claiming that “This protest is about unity, not inciting violence. TRAN does not encourage violence and it is not welcome at this event.”
“Vengeance means fighting back with vehemence,” the statement continues. “We are fighting against false narratives, criminalization and eradication of our existence.”
Nevertheless, the poster’s hints towards violent rhetoric have led to tweets featuring the poster being deleted by Twitter, with over 5,000 such tweets having been taken down as of Tuesday.
“We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. ‘Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest,” said Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety. “Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok.”
The ideology of transgenderism – the false belief that there are more than two genders and that anyone can choose their gender at any time – has come under renewed scrutiny following the shooting, especially as Nashville police have uncovered further evidence suggesting that Hale was motivated by her “resentment” towards the Presbyterian school, where she was formerly a student. Police have also discovered a manifesto that Hale left behind, but have not yet released it to the public.