Disruption of controversial anti-Trump Shakespeare in the Park event
Shakespeare in the Park’s horrific and offensive rendition of Julius Caesar with Caesar as President Trump being killed has created a lot of controversy, and some advertisers have pulled their sponsorship as a result.
Last night, Laura Loomer of The Rebel media, opted not to stand outside and protest but instead entered the venue and rushed the stage to decry the “normalization” of violence against the right. Jack Posobiec, also of Rebel Media, was in the audience screaming about Goebbels and the “blood of Steve Scalise” being on their hands.
Right-wing activists Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer disrupted a Friday night showing of the controversial Shakespeare in the Park rendition of “Julius Caesar” as an act of protest against the assassination scene where a President Donald Trump lookalike is stabbed by his senate cohorts.
A video was tweeted out by Posobiec at 9:13 PM showing Loomer rushing the stage and yelling that the scene was an “act of political violence against the right.” She proceeded to scream it was “unacceptable” before a woman over a megaphone announced that the play was paused. The crowd began booing as she was escorted off the premises by security.
As Loomer is taken away, Posobiec stands up and accuses audience members of being like Joseph Goebbels, the infamous Nazi propaganda minister. Posobiec also yelled that the blood of shot Republican Congressman Steve Scalise is on the hands of those in attendance.
At JULIS CAESAR, during assassination, woman runs on stage saying, "Stop the normalization of violence against the right." Escorted out.
— Howard Sherman (@HESherman) June 17, 2017
The theater released the following statement:
— Kurt Chirbas (@kchirbas) June 17, 2017
The reaction to this disruption was swift and mixed, with some arguing it’s proper to use leftist tactics against the left, and others saying the “right” should not sink to that level.
Shouting down JULIUS CAESAR. Animals. You false conservatives are destroying this country.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 17, 2017
Shakespeare in the Park has the right to do it. It's wrong for these idiots to disrupt it. And you get to be smug about it.
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) June 17, 2017
— Matt Pearce ? (@mattdpearce) June 17, 2017
It takes real bravery to fight against others' free speech exercise, right, you pathetic snowflake troll? https://t.co/G3TSwLGPpn
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 17, 2017
Eventually the only speech in this country will be people yelling incoherently to keep someone else from speaking.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) June 17, 2017
Some on the right clearly believe that it is time to begin using the tactics of the left, including this type of disruption.
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