The all-ages event was intended to mark the ending of Pride month, but organizers say they were worried about the right-wing group Proud Boys disrupting the event.
ABC10's Luke Cleary shared video of the confrontation, showing the "alleged Proud Boys" approaching the bar asking, "How many kids are in there?" Then, someone from inside the bar lets off a volley of pepper spray, causing the men and even the police officers on scene to retreat.
"Pedophile motherf***ers," one person yells after being shot with pepper spray.
The men wouldn't identify to ABC10 what group they were affiliated with, but Woodland Police described them as an "organized group" but have not identified them.
Watch the video below:
\u201cAlleged Proud Boys members attempt to get into The Mojo in Woodland, CA and are met with pepper spray. The bar had planned an all ages Drag Show tonight, which was postponed due to security concerns\u201d— Luke Cleary (@Luke Cleary) 1656646462