That time drag queens shut down haters with synchronized fan thworps

A Sister with a rainbow fan
A Sister with a rainbow fan Photo: Twitter/UR_Ninja

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Last year, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence helped out an anti-hate speech protest by drowning out a hate group commentator.

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The all-men far-right group Proud Boys organized a Demand Free Speech rally in D.C. on Saturday to protest social media platforms that ban people for hate speech.

The counter-protest, All Out D.C., was larger than the protest itself and featured immigrants, Native Americans, and trans women of color as speakers and local artists as performers.

And the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were there.

In a video that was posted to Twitter, the Sisters drowned out a member of the far-right media that was antagonizing the counter-protestors… with fan thworps.

Because it’s really, really hard to hear what others are saying when a bunch of nuns are thworping their fans.

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