Central Park Performance of Julius Caesar Interrupted by Pro-Trump Protesters


Central Park Performance of Julius Caesar Interrupted by Pro-Trump Protesters

A NY production of Julius Caesar was came to an abrupt halt during the assassination scene of the emperor by a right wing protester who cried out:"This is violence against Donald Trump", according the The Guardian. It should be noted that one of the major themes of Julius Caesar, which has been performed in many iterations over hundreds of years, is the negative ramifications of political violence.

The duo was quickly removed by security, but not before really making people think about the consequences and dangers of political violence, which they were already doing, because-as pointed out in a note the theater itself has posted-that's the whole point of Julius Caesar.

Loomer, a writer for right-wing Canadian website Rebel Media, took to the stage, yelling "Stop the normalization against political violence against the right!"

Posobiec tweeted out a video of the incident, which went viral, and continued to post about his plans to try to attend again, trolling his critics and showboating for supporters. He then added, "You are all Nazis". You are inciting terrorists!

Scalise, a top-ranking Republican, was injured in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia. She was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. I am not going to be apologetic for this.

Conservative reporter/activist Laura Loomer engaged in some performance art Friday Night in New York City's Central Park, prompting the hashtag #FreeLaura to trend on Twitter.

In a statement on twitter, the Public Theater said it expected the protest, which it said "was part of a paid strategy driven by social media". The alt-right agitators who interrupted Friday's Shakespeare in the Park performance of Julius Caesar fell squarely into the latter category.

Still, with news of the production breaking so soon after Kathy Griffin's gross, unfunny mock-beheading of Trump, a misreading - willful or otherwise - of director Oskar Eustis' intentions was inevitable. "Freedom!" before continuing. "Free speech for all, but let's not stop the show", he said, according to the New York Times.

The Central Park Theater's rendition of "Julius Caesar" made worldwide headlines for its brutal on-stage assassination of an actor who's a proxy for President Trump.

Several audience members tried to shush Loomer by booing. So, here, it's the Trump-like version that meets the same fate.

Delta and Bank of America have pulled their sponsorships of the Public Theater, citing the "Julius Caesar" production.



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