Picket signs lined the street on Bloomfield Avenue on Tuesday evening outside of the Wellmont Theater. Onlookers could hear chanting a few blocks down. “No Hate in the Garden State,” someone shouted from a bullhorn with a chorus of voices repeating over and again in unison.
Cars driving by slowed down to see the commotion. Police patrols stood between the protestors and the streets. An occaisional horn honk and wave would pass by showing solidarity with the protesters. One-hundred feet away stood concert-goers and fans expressing surprise at the commotion.
Outside of the Social Security building gathered at least 75 protestors of the Ted Nugent performance. Peaceful demonstrations took place outside of the Wellmont Theater. One protester with a bullhorn led chants while the crowd repeatedly shouted, “Ted Nugent must go,” “Shame on the Wellmont,” and other chants.
This came as a result of protesters circulating literature identifying statements that Nugent has said about various individuals and groups of people over the years that many have found to be offensive. Most recently, in February, Nugent abruptly ended an interview after referring to President Obama as a 'chimpanzee' and Hillary Clinton as having 'spare scrotums'.
By:Natalie Heard Hackett