A neo-Nazi protester in Florida was arrested for hanging swastikas

A neo-Nazi protester in Florida was arrested for hanging swastika symbols
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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has announced the arrest of an individual who is alleged to be a neo-Nazi demonstrator for hanging swastikas and other anti-Semitic banners above Orlando’s I-4 highway.

According to authorities, on June 10, Jason Brown, a resident of Cape Canaveral, and his associates hung these anti-Semitic banners over I-4 in Orlando without obtaining the required written permission, which is in violation of state law.

FDLE agents have reported that Brown claims affiliation with the “Order of the Black Sun,” an extremist group known for its anti-Semitic beliefs. Consequently, Brown has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with his alleged involvement in the protest.

Dave Kerner, the Executive Director of FLHSMV, expressed gratitude on behalf of Colonel Gary L. Howze, II, and the nearly 2,000 FHP State Troopers, thanking Governor DeSantis for his efforts to eradicate intimidation, vitriol, and hatred directed towards individuals of faith. Earlier this year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 269, which includes provisions prohibiting individuals from displaying or projecting images onto buildings, structures, or properties without proper authorization.

FDLE Commissioner Mark Glass added his appreciation for Governor DeSantis’s support of law enforcement and the signing of HB 269, which equips authorities with the tools to apprehend individuals engaging in hate-fueled activities. He emphasized that such actions will not be tolerated in the state of Florida.