NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) - A woman stormed the stage Friday night during a production of a Shakespeare play in Central Park showing the assassination of Roman emperor Julius Caesar using a Trump lookalike.
“Do you want Trump to be assassinated?” yelled conservative activist Laura Loomer, 24, as she rushed to the stage. “Stop leftist violence!”
Several audience members tried to shush Loomer by booing. And the performance came to a brief stop.
Others in the audience stood up, with one yelling, “The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands!” — referring to the Republican congressman who was shot and critically injured earlier this week by an anti-Trump gunman.
Loomer was arrested, charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct and released.
“I’m out of jail, but I’m not apologetic,” Loomer wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to everyone who is supporting me & condemning political violence.”
An online campaign to raise money for Loomer’s defense had nearly $10,000 by Sunday afternoon.