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Riley Gaines Rages at Police Not Charging Activists Who Held Her 'Hostage'

incident in April 2023 when demonstrators shut down a talk she was giving at San Francisco State University (SFSU).During the incident, parts of which were recorded and shared on social media, Gaines alleges she was assaulted twice, barricaded in a room as an effective "hostage" and had her life threatened.Gaines, a former college swimmer turned political campaigner, rose to prominence after competing against Lia Thomas, who in 2022 became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship.Gaines has argued that the inclusion of transgender athletes in women's competitions is unfair and said she was required to share a changing room with Thomas, who she considers to be a biological male. She added this was a form of sexual abuse.

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