At least 3 people were arrested when a brawl broke out outside a school in Los Angeles, Calif., as a debate escalated over whether June should officially be recognized as Pride month.
Several rowdy protesters unleashed punches Tuesday just as Glendale Unified School District was due to hold an official vote on the matter.
Hundreds of people gathered in the school headquarters’ parking lot where those for and against began to tussle over the global recognition and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.
Some protesters even dressed in T-shirts that read, “Leave our kids alone.”
Around 50 police officers were deployed to the scene, CBS News reported.
The board meeting did not focus on the school curriculum, and was not on the agenda for the set meeting.
The school board approved a resolution designating June as LGBTQ+ Pride month.
In an earlier statement, the district said “intentional and harmful disinformation has been circulating about what is being taught” and said it follows state law and education policies.
Yet some parents argued that it was.
“Bringing in curriculum for K-6 on gender ideology, that is what we’re against,” one parent told KTLA 5.
Another protester told the outlet that the board meeting was about the school curriculum, saying, “We were talking about children.
“They are not ready for such choices. It confuses them and ultimately these are things that parents should decide.”
With Post wires
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