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A group of Texas knuckle draggers decided that it would good fun to intimidate a drag party.

They were greeted by heavily armed counter-protesters.

I can just imagine the expression on their faces when they realized that the queer folk that they were looking to beat down were armed:

Fueled by months of lies teed up by far-right conspiracy mongers like Libs of TikTok’s Chaya Raichiklike and Georgia Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, what happened on Sunday in Roanoke, Texas, has by now become something of a familiar scene.

Crowds were gathered outside a family friendly drag show at Anderson Distillery and Grill, close to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, some with signs accusing the establishment and its patrons of sexually abusing children, or of “grooming” them for abuse.

This time, however, counter-protestors showed up, too. Armed with AR-15 style rifles, they outnumbered the anti-LGBTQ+ activists, according to Steven Monacelli, a journalist with Rolling Stone and Texas Observer, who was there to witness the heated exchanges and document some of the conflict on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/stevanzetti/status/1563945237768294401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Shades of the “Battle of Maxton Field.”

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