Protesters decry Hebrew edition launch of book criticizing ‘transgender craze’

Hundreds rally outside event for US writer Abigail Shrier’s ‘Irreversible Damage,’ which says gender dysphoria caused by peer pressure

Hundreds of demonstrators protested in Ramat Gan on Sunday against the launch of the Hebrew edition of “Irreversible Damage,” a controversial book that says gender dysphoria is the result of peer pressure.

US author Abigail Shrier attended the sold-out event hosted by the conservative publishing house Sella Meir as about 300 protesters waved pride flags and Israeli flags and chanted outside, according to the Ynet news site.

Video from the scene showed demonstrators waving Pride flags, transgender flags and Israeli flags while beating drums and chanting LGBTQ slogans.