A right-wing protester disrupted the "Shakespeare in the Park" production of "Julius Caesar" in New York City that appears to depict the assassination of President Trump on Friday night.
A woman jumped on the stage during the assassination scene and shouted, "this is violence against Donald Trump" and "this is political violence against the Right." The demonstration was met with boos and jeers by the audience.
She was then escorted off the stage by security guards, during which Jack Posobiec, a right-wing activist and conspiracy theorist, filmed the scene and yelled, "You are all Goebbels. You are all Nazis like Joseph Goebbels. This is Goebbels. You are all Goebbels. You are inciting terrorists. The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands."
The protester, who identified herself as Laura Loomer according to the Guardian, was later arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. She was reportedly bailed out about two hours later.
The Public Theater later tweeted out a statement saying the protest was expected and "was part of a paid strategy driven by social media." It's unclear what exactly tipped off the theater, but Donald Trump Jr., President Trump's oldest son, re-tweeted a quote earlier this week that linked the play to the shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia.
The play has drawn a great deal of controversy over its portrayal of the assassination of Caesar, who is made to look like the president. The play has lost a number of sponsors, including Delta Air Lines.