On June 6, protesters clashed and fights erupted outside a meeting of the Glendale Unified School District board, which was scheduled to vote on recognizing June as Pride Month, ABC7 reported.
After the skirmishes, police in riot gear kept pro- and anti-LGBTQ+ protesters separated as about 500 people appeared at the protest.
Three people were arrested for various charges, including allegedly using pepper spray and obstructing officers.
Windy City Times received a statement from the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Chief Impact Officer Terra Russell-Slavin, Esq., said, "I know the violence displayed by bad actors is going to be the headline from last night, but I want the people of Los Angeles to know better. The Center had multiple representatives at the Glendale Unified meeting, and they were pleased to report that Glendale parents and educators overwhelmingly showed up in support of the LGBTQ+ community.
"What should have been an amicable meetingeven if there was disagreement among some community membersturned into a shelter-in-place order that frightened participants. This is, of course, the goal of far-right extremists: They want us to be afraid."
Board members later unanimously adopted the resolution to declare June as Pride Month.