Long Island Protest Praised by Trump Featured Anti-Vaxxer Call to "Hang Fauci" - 2020-05-17

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F0.png Long Island Protest Praised by Trump Featured Anti-Vaxxer Call to "Hang Fauci" May 17, 2020, Robert Mackey, The Intercept

The president of the United States voiced his support on Saturday for a protest against New York state's public health orders that was backed by an anti-government militia and anti-vaccine activists who called for the execution of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's senior immunologist.

The "Re-Open NY" rally on Thursday in Commack, New York was organized by a group of Trump supporters who call themselves the Setauket Patriots, but also endorsed by anti-vaccination activists and the Long Island branch of the Oath Keepers, a national organization of current and former law enforcement officers and military veterans who think they are defending the nation from a range of imaginary threats posed by the federal government.

Amid a sea of American flags and Trump banners, several of the signs waved by the protesters referenced conspiracy theories promoted by radical anti-vaccine activists that demonize Fauci and the philanthropist Bill Gates.

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{{cite news | first = Robert | last = Mackey | title = Long Island Protest Praised by Trump Featured Anti-Vaxxer Call to "Hang Fauci" | url = https://theintercept.com/2020/05/17/trump-salutes-long-island-protest-hang-fauci-sign-displayed/ | work = The Intercept | date = May 17, 2020 | accessdate = May 26, 2020 }}