The man who yelled “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump,” during a theater performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” this week reportedly said he made the statements because the production reminded him of his hatred of President Trump.
Anthony M. Derlunas II, 58, told Baltimore Police that he yelled the slogans because the final scene before intermission reminded him of how much he despises the president, according to The New York Times.
Derlunas was escorted out of the theater after shouting the slogans. No charges were filed against him, according to reports.
“As reprehensible as the man’s words were, they are considered protected free speech because nobody was directly threatened,” a spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department told The Times.
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