Fans At Sold Out Ted Nugent Show Greeted By Protestors In New Haven

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It was the show that some in the New Haven area didn’t want to happen. Ted Nugent, the libertarian, staunch defender of gun rights, and hip-shooter of inflammatory rhetoric, was at Toad’s Place last night. And so were protestors.

Online petitions began several weeks ago as Nugent made remarks about the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was charged with the death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. Groups called for Toad’s Place owner Brian Phelps to cancel the show, which he refused to do, citing Nugent’s freedom of expression. Click here to read more on the issue.

Fox CT’s Beau Berman reports a group of roughly 50 protesters greeted Nugent and his fans in front of the venue. They picketed with signs decrying Nugent’s statements on Trayvon Martin while chanting “Hey hey, ho ho, let’s shut down this racist show.”

Meanwhile Nugent supporters nearby held their own signs saying “Ted is tough” and “Ted 4 prez.” The rocker took to Twitter later in the night to say the show was sold out, and to sing the praises of the New Haven Police Department and Toads Place security.

Watch Berman’s full report below.

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6 thoughts on “Fans At Sold Out Ted Nugent Show Greeted By Protestors In New Haven

  1. BillW

    It’s a good thing EVERY OTHER PROBLEM IN THE WORLD has been solved, so that people can protest a crazy man saying crazy things. Good on them.

  2. Brian C. Duffy

    Guns are for cowards.
    Guitars are for heroes.
    “I got you in a stranglehold baby, then I crushed your face.”
    Guns are for cowards.

    1. t.g

      guns are for hunting.
      people are cowards.
      all people should have the balls to speak what they feel, maybe there would be less cowards. if that dosen’t work then maybe all that dosen’t belong here should go back to wherethey came from and suck off they’re own government.

      1. Jim

        Right on the money TG! We live in a nation where we are chastized for not having the popular, holier than thou opinion. If you don’t conform, you are demonized and insulted. Glad there are people who have the guts to state their convictions.

  3. Mildred Fox

    Glad Ted had lots of people to buy tickets to go watch him. WTNH and other liberals in CT helped Ted by trying to ignite anger with their biased reporting. They did ——- and Ted Nugents friends came out to support him.

    1. Brian C. Duffy

      Ted sold out Toad’s – capacity 750 -. I sure hope the fire marshall didn’t have to monitor the overflow crowd.
      Maybe next year, he can sell out the Warner in Torrington – 1500 seats. 1500 seats! Who knew the gun lobby was so powerful?

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