Organizers of the Holi-Drag Storytime event in Columbus canceled the event hours before it was set to take place. The event has garnered national attention due to the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, announcing that they would show up to protest the event.
The event was to be hosted by the Red Oak Community School and held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus.
In her statement, Cheryl Ryan, School Manager, Red Oak Community School, said that the event was canceled due to how to best execute a security plan.
The following gallery depicts individuals who were present, both protestors and counterprotestors. All photos in this gallery courtesy of Katie Forbes.