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Philly Noise Demo Confronts ‘TERFs’ at Independence Hall [4K]

PHILADELPHIA, PA — On Sunday, November 13, a hundred-plus counter-demonstrators tried to drown out about 30 protesters who were demonstrating against transgender people’s access to medical transitions, recognition of chosen gender and other rights near Independence Hall. The counter-demo side characterized them as “TERFs” or ‘Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists’. Philadelphia Police and U.S. Park Service Park Rangers separated the crowds using bicycle police and portable barricades. Inside the barricades, several men, mostly masked up to conceal their identities, paced around and eyed the crowd; they were widely suspected to be Proud Boys providing security although their identities are not clearly established.