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Woman’s transphobic rant sparks violent protests outside Koreatown spa

Demonstrations over transgender rights sparked clashes between protestors and counter-protestors in Koreatown at the beginning of the month after a video went viral of a woman upset that a trans woman disrobed in the women’s section of a popular spa, reported KTLA.

The video that sparked the protest shows the upset woman speaking to employees at Wi Spa, located at at 2700 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood.

The woman asks an employee why the spa allows a person who identifies as a woman but has male genitalia to be exposed in the women’s section of the spa when there are underage girls in the room.

In a statement, Wi Spa said it is complying with California law prohibiting discrimination, citing the statute.

One twitter user commented: “If you don’t want your child to see a variety of bodies, don’t take them to naked spaces.”

Violence erupted between the two sides after a protest was called outside the spa.

One side was heard yelling things like “Go home transphobe” and the other saying “save our children.”

Footage of the encounter between the two sides showed people shoving, kicking and punching each other. The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene but said no arrests were made.