Things got heated Thursday at a protest in Chula Vista over a library’s Drag Queen Story Time.

Drag Queen Story Time, set to begin at the Otay Ranch Library September 10, inspired strong feelings on both sides of the aisle.

Roughly two dozen residents against the event said they were concerned it would sexually influence children.

As tensions mounted at Thursday’s protest, officers with the Chula Vista Police Department were forced twice to intervene.

The City of Chula Vista issued the following statement about the event:

The Chula Vista Public Library welcomes everyone, and our extensive programming includes and reflects the diverse communities we serve. Hosting drag queens to read and relate with children sends a message of acceptance and tolerance.

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Update: The City of Chula Vista’s controversial Drag Queen Story Time is moving to a different branch to accommodate the number of registrants, city officials said Tuesday.

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