In an incident that highlights the apathy of the Orlando police force in failing to shut down an openly antisemitic rally, a group of individuals were seen wearing Nazi-affiliated attire, carrying flags emblazoned with swastikas, and performing Nazi salutes.
Shockingly enough, the Jewish community in Orlando witnessed the neo-nazi protesters not just in one location, but at several spots over a period of 24 hours. One location was an overpass on Interstate 4 in Orlando between exits 68 and 69. Thousands of Jews were passing underneath this overpass and subject to hate, while the police just chose to watch.
According to multiple reports, a number of police officers were at the scene but did nothing – allowing the hate to continue in Florida. A Twitter user said he saw 11 police cars and 2 choppers there, but they allowed the hate to continue, under the pretense of First Amendment rights. Eventually, the group of about 15 neo-Nazis was confronted by a larger group from the community and quietly went away.
Amidst the chaos, neither the cops nor Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted a finger in supporting the community. As it stands, some of the rallygoers held signs saying “Vax the Jews” and harassed passing cars, hurling antisemitic slurs and epithets. One sign read “Let’s Go Brandon”, a comment used by supporters of Former President Trump to take a jab at President Biden.