Alt-Right Protesters Stop Trump-ish 'Julius Caesar' Play

BREAKING: Right-Wing Activists Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer Rush Stage, Disrupt Controversial Rendition of ‘Julius Caesar’

A 24-year-old activist who stormed the stage during a controversial NY production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar featuring a Donald Trump-like dictator has been arrested. "Stop the normalization of political violence against the right!" she cried, ignoring what she'd presumably just seen, an opposite-of-normalizing staging of violence that had left the audience stunned. She said she has set up a website for contributions to her "legal defense fund".

"Goebbels would be proud", Posobiec said as security began to lead him away, while the play's cast peered out into the blackness.

According to ABC News, Loomer was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

The actor playing Caesar sports a navy blue suit, a red tie and reddish blonde hair, and grabs at his wife's crotch in a characterization that evokes President Donald Trump. Indeed, quite the opposite: the gory stabbing of Caesar-Trump (subtly played by Gregg Henry) was horrific, eliciting audible gasps from the crowd; a woman sitting near me covered her face.

As she rushed to the stage, Loomer reportedly shouted, "Stop leftist violence!"

Jack Posobiec, the other protester, posted his own video of the incident to his Twitter page.

"You are all Nazis like Joseph are inciting terrorists", he continued. The anti-Jewish propaganda published by Streicher and the Nazi party encouraged ordinary people to kill Jews. "Freedom!'", he told The New York Times. I couldn't believe they were going on with the play in light of what happened with the attack on Congressman Scalise.

The production, which features a Donald Trump-esque figure in its title role, has been a target of right-wing outrage since before its official opening on June 12. Trump Jr. also appeared to link the two events, retweeting a tweet by a political commentator, Harlan Z. Hill, which said: "Events like today are EXACTLY why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our President". Both Delta Air Lines and Bank of America announced last week that they've pulled their sponsorship from the Public Theater's performance, after the production became a talking point in conservative media. I hope the play is interrupted every night.

The Rebel has hired a lawyer to work for Laura's immediate release on free speech grounds - precisely the same argument the theatre uses to justify their play.

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