Protester Arrested After Running Onstage During Controversial "Julius Caesar" Performance

Jennifer Van Laar
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Posted: Jun 17, 2017 12:50 PM
Protester Arrested After Running Onstage During Controversial "Julius Caesar" Performance

During Friday night's Shakespeare in the Park performance of Julius Caesar, Laura Loomer, who writes for The Rebel, ran onstage, shouting that "political violence against the right" is "unacceptable." She was quickly removed from the stage while the crowd booed, and arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing. 

Her partner in crime, Jack Posobiec, provided video.

As Loomer was being taken away, Posobiec screamed at the crowd:

The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands. Goebbels would be proud.

By Saturday morning Loomer was out of jail and back on Twitter.

Exactly how did Conservatives take back the theater? The vast majority of the American public is completely unaware of Loomer's stunt, and it didn't - and won't - change anything in the theater world. You don't "take back" theater overnight, and you certainly don't do it by rudely interrupting a performance then calling the audience murderers and Nazis. 

As Guy so eloquently put it earlier this week, the portrayal of a Trump-like character being assassinated is in poor taste, and we can and should make our opinion of the production known. But it's ultimately ineffective for the right to deploy their own SJW army to find something to be outraged about all the time.