Texas Armed Protesters Gather in a Drag Show in Support of All-Age Events

A drag show was organized outside the Aztec Theatre, in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday. It was a Christmas-themed show that welcomed people of all ages. There was a group of people noticed in the drag show with heavy weapons.

These armed groups of people were reportedly there to support the show and protest against anti-LGBTQ sentiments. Though there was an assumption that the drag show could turn into a violent one, however, it ended quite peacefully.

Drag show in San Antonio, Texas

Hosted by Nina West, a drag show was organized in San Antonio outside the Aztec Theatre. A large crowd attended the show that had a Christmas theme and all age groups were allowed in the event.

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As per the reports, along with people in different costumes, groups of armed individuals were seen. They were carrying weapons like rifles and posters against fascism and anti-LGBTQ activities. One of the groups identified as This is Texas Freedom Force (TITFF). It is a far-right set of people that got the tag of ‘militia extremist group’ by the FBI. Guy Wesley Reffitt, one of its members is also a suspect in the 6th January Capitol attack.

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However, the group has denied all the allegations. Observing their presence, a violent circumstance was expected by the other members. But no one created any nuisance. Though they were a little noisy.

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What did the TITFF member do at the Drag Show in Texas?

The TITFF members at the San Antonio drag show supported the notion of organizing the all-age event. Along with that, they protested against fascism and anti-LGBTQ sentiments. Ramon Garza, the leader of the group has stated that TITFF fights for human rights hence they are not against the LGBTQ communities.

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Veterans for Equality was another group that supported the drag show. Its member, Benjamin Clodfelter expressed that they were all armed so that the extremist groups don’t cause any violence.