Protesters gathered at one of Disney World’s main entrances near Disney Springs, waving Nazi flags and shouting as vehicles passed them on the street.
On Saturday afternoon, protesters congregated at one of the main entrances to the Walt Disney World Resort property in Central Florida. Rioters waved Nazi flags bearing the swastika, widely recognized as the symbol of the Nazi Party and used by neo-Nazis as well.
Protesters also held up signs and flags that read, “DeSantis 2024,” touting the Florida governor’s newly-announced bid for the G.O.P. candidacy in the 2024 U. S. Presidential election.
“Give us a honk for white power,” a protester is heard shouting into a megaphone in an online video of the demonstration as cars and trucks drive past the Disney Springs entrance at the Most Magical Place on Earth, certainly sullying that magic for passersby and for Guests of the Florida Disney Parks.
An online video posted Saturday afternoon by user @lenniequest shows several people, most of them dressed in darker colors, milling around the Resort’s entrance.
The video’s caption reads, “Hatred still runs deep in America. This is what DeSantis’ Florida looks like. Don’t let 2024 be a repeat of 2016.” Such sentiments denote the politically-charged nature of the protests. It’s important to note that these are not the first protests to take place at the entrance to Disney World, and such demonstrations are not supported or produced by the Resort or by The Walt Disney Company.
@lenniequest Hatred still runs deep in America. This is what DeSantis’ Florida looks like. Don’t let 2024 be a repeat of 2016. #desantis #2024 #florida #disney #disneyworld #america #politics #usa #f ♬ original sound – Lennie Quest
Demonstrations, protests, and the act of inciting riots are strictly prohibited inside Disney World’s theme parks, Resort hotels, and other locations across the Walt Disney World property. As this is a developing situation, we will share more news and information about the demonstrations as it becomes available to us.