Protesters Ejected From Ron DeSantis Rally For Holding Pride Flags: 2024 Hopeful Shouts ‘We Don’t Want Our Children Indoctrinated’ To Hecklers Dragged By Security
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was confronted at his town hall with hecklers carrying rainbow Pride flags and wearing rainbow Pride shirts.
- As security cleared the protesters away, DeSantis turned to the small group and said, ‘We don’t want our children to be indoctrinated! Leave our children alone!
- Critics claim DeSantis’ agenda and Florida laws are anti-LGBTQ
Ron DeSantis was heckled by gay rights advocates at his South Carolina town hall Monday as they held up rainbow flags and yelled at the Florida governor before security ushered them out of the room.
The presidential candidate responded directly to the protesters telling them to “leave our children alone.”
A cornerstone of DeSantis’ 2024 platform is preventing the ‘indoctrination’ of children and fighting the ‘awakening’ in school systems. LGBTQ activists claim that his agenda is anti-gay and a threat to the safety of their community.
At least three people removed their overshirts on top of DeSantis’ comments in Tega Cay, South Carolina on Monday to reveal white T-shirts with rainbow flags. They then unfurled multiple gay pride flags and held them up behind the Florida governor.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was confronted at his town hall with hecklers carrying rainbow Pride flags and wearing rainbow Pride shirts.
Protesters removed their jackets on top of DeSantis’s remarks in South Carolina on Monday to reveal rainbow flag t-shirts.
The father-of-three ignored the protesters at first, but then turned to the small group of three for a few comments as security pushed them out of the room.
Beginning his remarks, DeSantis attacked President Joe Biden’s mental fitness and White House scandals, as well as his refusal to acknowledge the existence of his seventh granddaughter and Hunter’s illegitimate daughter, Navy Joan Roberts.
‘Do you believe me when I tell you that my White House will be cocaine free?’ DeSantis asked the crowd amid the fallout from a botched Secret Service investigation that turned up no culprits for the White House cocaine discovery earlier this month.
The 2024 candidate continued: ‘Have you heard Biden? He will say when it comes to children, ‘they are not his children, they are all our children.’ As the father of a six, five and three year old, my children are not his children, I can assure you.’
At this point in the comments, the protesters, two standing and one in a wheelchair, began removing their jackets to reveal their pride flag T-shirts.
“But when you’re sitting here talking about all of our children, I have something to say to you: Why don’t you focus on spending more time with your granddaughter in Arkansas, or at least acknowledge that she exists, before you worry about our children.” DeSantis continued.
As security led the protesters out of the room, DeSantis turned to the small group and said, ‘We don’t want our children to be indoctrinated! Leave our children alone!
After removing their buttons to reveal rainbow shirts, the group of three protesters unfurled Pride flags from their bags and held them behind the 2024 presidential candidate.
He then turned to the protesters who were holding up their flags as security began to lead them out of the room.
“And they shouldn’t worry about our children either,” he said to cheers and boos from the crowd. We don’t want you to indoctrinate our children!
‘Leave our children alone!’ he yelled at the rioters.
The protesters shouted something back, but could not be heard on the live broadcast of the event.
Last year, DeSantis signed into law in Florida the Parents’ Bill of Rights, which, in part, prohibits classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in children through third grade. The law was expanded this year to also include students in fourth, fifth and sixth grade.
Critics call the law ‘Don’t Say Gay’ and say it is an affront to LGBTQ youth. They also say that it is dangerous for children who do not identify as straight and cis and that it will lead to more mental health problems and violence against this community.
Desantis’ stoppage in the early South Carolina state primary came after comments Monday morning in Virginia.
“I’ve been in two different states today,” he praised before adding with a laugh, “Joe Biden, I think you’ve been in two different states today as well: states of confusion and disorientation.”