Protester who stormed stage during ‘Julius Caesar’ is arrested

Posted at 1:49 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-17 15:54:10-04

CENTRAL PARK — The Trump-like character assassinated in a New York production of Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” had a dramatic new scene this weekend — a 24-year-old woman stormed the stage, yelling, “Do you want Trump to be assassinated?”

Police say Laura Loomer was arrested Friday evening during the production presented in Central Park by the city’s respected Public Theater.

She was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

The conservative activist said on Twitter that she’s not apologetic about interrupting the production, then going to jail.

She was released and got a desk appearance ticket for the concert.

Loomer said on Twitter that while she’s not in jail, she’s not apologetic.

Delta and Bank of America both pulled their sponsorship of the Public Theater, which is known for its edgy, modern productions.

Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec filmed Loomer as she marched on-stage mid-performance, as he shouted, “You are all Goebbels!”

“BREAKING: Julius Ceasar Gets SHUTDOWN,” Posobiec later tweeted with a video, which showed Loomer yelling “Stop the normalization of political violence against the right!”

The Public Theater released the following statement:

“Earlier this evening, a pair of paid protestors briefly disrupted our performance of JULIUS CAESAR, as anticipated.

While we are champions of the first amendment, this interruption unfortunately was part of a paid strategy driven by social media.

Thank you to our staff and security who worked to peacefully remove them from the theater so we could continue with our evening of Free Shakespeare in the Park.”