Pro-Trump Protestors Rush The Stage, Make Some All-Time Accusations At Production Of Shakespeare’s Julius Caeser
NY Post- The Public Theater’s anti-Trump rendition of “Julius Caesar” was interrupted yet again on Sunday — with two protesters storming the stage this time, including one who shouted: “Liberal hate kills!”
Javanni Valle, 26, of Brooklyn, and Salvatore Cipolla, 28, of Oceanside, LI, were arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct following their Sunday evening stunt at Shakespeare in the Park.
The incident came during the show’s final performance in Central Park — and just two days after a similar protest unfolded at the outside venue.
Laura Loomer, an alt-right journalist, livestreamed her rush onto the stage Friday night, shouting “Stop leftist violence!” and “New York Public Theater is ISIS!” before being arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Valle and Cipolla rushed the stage at different times during the play Sunday, with one going toward the beginning and the other coming later on, during the infamous assassination scene.
“During the show a guy jumped on stage, had on fake camera glasses, calling everyone Goebbels and Nazis and he was tackled and [taken] out,” recalled Damion, a 52-year-old Astoria resident who was at the play.
“During the Senate stabbing, a big guy jumped on the stage with a beard,” he told The Post. “They grabbed him right away. He was saying, ‘I’m tired of this bullshit,’ as they were taking him away.”
Here’s the protest from earlier this season:
As much as this sucks for the actors, it’s pretty funny to see these Trump supporters staging protests at the Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caeser. Completely flipping the script. The exact opposite of a liberal Trump protestor running on stage at a Bass Pro Shop fishing demonstration and screaming a bunch of liberal shit. Huge crowd of cosmopolitan, upper east side Manhattanites who used connections to get their coveted tickets to the controversial play in Central Park, sitting on the edge of their seats for the pivotal assassination scene when some fat guy in a pink shirt runs on stage and yells “I’m tired of this bullshit!” For all we know, he might not even be a Trump supporter. Might just be a dude whose girlfriend dragged him to the play, who hates Shakespeare, and is at the end of his rope with boredom. “I don’t even understand what they’re fucking saying! This is SOOOO BORING!”
These protests are hysterical though. “New York Public Theater is ISIS!” I mean… not really. That guy either thinks that ISIS is an acting troupe with a political message, or he actually believes that the people on stage are murdering our President who happened to swing through the park for a quick guest-spot as Julius Caeser. And how about the guy from last week yelling “you’re all Goebbels!” at the audience, many of whom I’m sure are Jewish. That is a very, very strange thing to yell at a crowd of theater-goers. Why Goebbels instead of Hitler? I don’t even know if Goebbels liked theater. I know he was pretty busy with the war.