Man Frightens Baltimore Theatergoers By Shouting ‘Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’ During ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ Performance

A Nazi sympathizer terrified Baltimore theatergoers after shouting “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” during the intermission of Fiddler on the Roof at Baltimore’s Hippodrome.

Those in attendance expected to hear gunshots and some fled for their lives. But the man was removed from the theater without incident, and the play about a Jewish family living in Tsarist Russia continued its second act.

Audience members were appalled to hear such anti-Semitism during the intermission.

Fears about violent anti-Semitism are on the rise since last month’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people. The Baltimore Sun claims that Maryland has experienced a 35% increase in hate and bias incidents within the last year.

Twitter reacted with disgust to last night’s incident at the theater.

We’ve all heard Trump-Hitler comparisons, and last night’s disruption at the Hippodrome inspired more. 

Some are bristling at the Trump-Hitler comparisons.

Others are blaming Trump’s divisive rhetoric.

The Hippodrome posted the following statement in response.

Whether you think it’s fair to compare Trump to Hitler or not, it’s undeniable that Nazi sympathizers and other extremist groups on the right have been emboldened by his divisive rhetoric.

H/T: Baltimore Sun, VICE News