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Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested

18 June 2017
Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested

In a video uploaded by Jack Posobiec, a conservative filmmaker, Laura Loomer, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, can be seen rushing onto the stage at an ongoing Shakespeare in the Park rendition of "Julius Caesar" play at Public Theatre, New York, Friday. "This is unacceptable! You can not promote this type of violence against Donald Trump!".

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. "Shame! Shame on all of you", she said as the audience booed her and guards led her out of the space. Loomer wouldn't leave the premises, however, and continued shouting, "You guys are just as bad as ISIS", "the blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands!" and "Because of liberal violence like this, a congressman this week was shot in Virginia".

Today, Posobiec says he's entered the Public Theater's lottery for tickets to tonight's show (Shakespeare in the Park is free).

The hashtag #FreeLaura was trending on Twitter Friday night.

The NYPD confirmed to ABC News that around 9:45 p.m., a 24-year-old female was arrested and taken into custody after jumping on stage.

Loomer was reportedly charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.

It is unclear whether Loomer has a lawyer. After her release, she tweeted, "I'm out of jail, but I'm not apologetic". "You can not promote this kind of violence against Donald Trump!" while calling likening the crowd to ISIS. Laura Loomer now works for an alt-right website and was rushing the stage following the reports of the use of Trump as the Caeser character. "We have dispatched a lawyer to Central Park precinct". "Freedom! The audience rose to their feet to thank the actors, and we joyfully continued", the statement read.

Other defenders included Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller, who wrote letters to the heads of Delta and Bank of America, arguing that dropping their support "sends the wrong message". "Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste".

There is a lot of talk about Julius Caesar recently because of the controversy with the Public Theater's production.

In a contemporary interpretation of the play, a Donald Trump lookalike with reddish blond hair and wearing a business suit rather than Roman robes is stabbed to death, a revision that author William Shakespeare never contemplated but that has made national headlines.