Angry altercations marred a Drag Story Hour event in New York City as protesters gathered outside a Queens public library, according to the New York Post.
Dozens of police officers attempted to keep dueling protesters apart during the wild scene outside the building in Jackson Heights.
At one point, cops appeared to detain a man who was barefoot and wearing ripped pants. The protester tried to kick an officer while calling him a “pig” who “wears shoes.”
Other videos showed some protesters arriving while holding a Proud Boys flag and shouting “Leave the kids alone!” at the supporters of the event.
One clip showed officers leading away a hooded, masked neo-Nazi who gave the middle finger — then gave a Sieg Heil salute while calling for a “future for white children.”
At this time, it’s not clear if any arrests were made.
Read the full report here.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 30, 2022
More footage from today’s Drag Queen Story Hour protest at Jackson Heights Queens Public Library early on when police had to put up barricades to separate the two groups #nyc #protest #Police pic.twitter.com/0JasNgLLqa
— NJEG Media (@NJEGmedia) December 30, 2022