Gun control activists storm the Tennessee State Capitol amid fears of a leftist uprising

Gun control activists were seen storming Tennessee’s state capitol on Thursday amid growing fears of a left-wing rioters at an alleged protest in Washington, DC.

Footage of the ongoing riot, posted to social media just before 2 p.m., shows progressive protesters attempting to enter Nashville’s State House and being beaten away by several members of the city’s sheriff’s department.

Such drama wasn’t unique to Nashville, however – as feelings of unrest continue to boil over following a recent mass shooting at a city school involving a transgender gunman who once attended the facility.

Hours earlier, an independent procession, featuring a priest-clad activist with clown makeup and Satanic robes, gathered outside the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfurt to protest their governor’s veto of a law banning medical treatment for trans children.

The civil unrest as Thousands of tweets promoting a “trans day of revenge” in the US Supreme Court were seen — and quickly quashed — in the wake of Monday’s Nashville shooting.

Footage of the ongoing riot, posted to social media just before 2 p.m., shows progressive protesters attempting to enter Nashville's State House and being beaten away by several members of the city's sheriff's department

Footage of the ongoing riot, posted to social media just before 2 p.m., shows progressive protesters attempting to enter Nashville’s State House and being beaten away by several members of the city’s sheriff’s department

Hours earlier, an independent procession, featuring a priest-clad activist with clown makeup and Satanic robes, gathered outside the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfurt to protest their governor's veto of a law banning medical treatment for trans children

Hours earlier, an independent procession, featuring a priest-clad activist with clown makeup and Satanic robes, gathered outside the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfurt to protest their governor’s veto of a law banning medical treatment for trans children

While most condemned the attack – which killed three nine-year-olds and as many school workers – several independent, fringe, extremist groups have emerged and claimed the shooting was a result of the ongoing oppression of trans people in southern, more conservative states.

One of those groups, the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN), apparently noticed this mess and took the opportunity to rebrand a planned three-day procession that had been called earlier the trans day of visibility as a “day of revenge”.

Posters promoting the procession were posted and quickly shared on platforms including Twitter, which confirmed on Wednesday that more than 5,000 posts promoting the event had already been removed.

According to several ads since deleted, the event is still scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday in Washington, DC, as scheduled, although revelers wrote they would be “marching” onto the nation’s main courthouse at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The demonstration, currently taking place in Nashville, served as a preview of what Washington officials can expect when the weekend is over — with footage from the scene showing hundreds descending on Tennessee’s main Legislative Building in the fight for tougher gun laws.

Before crowding into the building, hundreds were seen gathering outside, broadcasting chants of “Save our children!” — phrase reportedly echoing noisily in the hallways between the State Senate and the House of Representatives chambers this afternoon.

Before crowding into the building, hundreds were seen gathering to chants of

Before crowding into the building, hundreds were seen gathering to chants of “Save our children!” — phrase reportedly reverberating in the state Senate and House of Representatives for days after the city was rocked by a school shooting

Some silently filled the Senate room - while others shouted at officials trying to get through the building. Children held signs that said "I am nine" - an indication of the ages of the three children who died in Monday's attack

Some silently filled the Senate Chamber – while others shouted at officials trying to move through the building. Children held up signs referencing Monday’s attack, which was carried out by a transgender person

Two teenage protesters yell

Two teenage protesters yell “do something” at Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison and urge Congress to pass more restrictive gun laws

Protesters are seen outside the Tennessee State Capitol Building earlier in the day

Protesters are seen outside the Tennessee State Capitol Building earlier in the day

Hundreds of school children, teenagers and parents gathered for the procession three days after a gunman opened fire on Covenant School to protest current gun laws

Hundreds of school children, teenagers and parents gathered for the procession three days after a gunman opened fire on Covenant School to protest current gun laws

The protesters eventually broke into the state legislature building, with some officers tasked with keeping the peace

The protesters eventually broke into the state legislature building, with some officers tasked with keeping the peace

A group of more than a hundred protesters are seen in the hallways of the building on Thursday - two days before an alleged

A group of more than a hundred protesters are seen in the hallways of the building on Thursday – two days before an alleged “march” in front of the US Supreme Court

A much larger group of more than 1,000 were and are still stationed outside, begging the Republican-dominated legislature to change current gun laws

A much larger group of more than 1,000 were and are still stationed outside, begging the Republican-dominated legislature to change current gun laws

Two young girls hold signs warning of Monday's shooting, which killed three nine-year-old students and three school staff

Two young girls hold signs warning of Monday’s shooting, which killed three nine-year-old students and three school staff

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A teenager is seen raising his sign in support of tougher gun laws during the rally held to'end gun violence'.

A teenager is seen raising his sign in support of tougher gun laws during the rally held to ‘end gun violence’.

The Nashville demonstration served as a preview of what Washington officials could face after the weekend -- with footage from the scene showing hundreds descending on Tennessee's main Legislative Building

The Nashville demonstration served as a preview of what Washington officials could face after the weekend — with footage from the scene showing hundreds descending on Tennessee’s main Legislative Building

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A protester believed to be a teenage boy holds a sign in front of the Tennessee Capitol during the demonstration, which comes amid a string of mass shootings over the past decade

A protester believed to be a teenage boy holds a sign in front of the Tennessee Capitol during the demonstration, which comes amid a string of mass shootings over the past decade

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Bradford Betz

Bradford Betz is a WSTPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Bradford Betz joined WSTPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: betz@ustimespost.com.

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