Antifa violently clashes with police outside Los Angeles spa following alleged transgender disrobing incident
Multiple arrests were made during the protests
Protesters and counter-protesters descended on a Korean spa in Los Angeles that became the latest culture war flashpoint just weeks ago when a customer complained that a transgender woman allegedly disrobed in the women's area.
Antifa counter-protesters clashed with baton-wielding LAPD officers near the spa on Saturday, according to videos posted by independent journalist Brendan Gutenschwager.
The LAPD arrested several dozen people and found multiple discarded weapons, including a stun gun, knives, and pepper spray.
One video showed an LAPD officer hitting a protester with his baton after the person appeared to spit in the officer's face, while another video showed an LAPD officer shooting a protester with a rubber bullet at close range.