February 28, 2021

CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers

As you surely know (unless you're on a self-imposed news blackout, in which case, we are kinda jealous) CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference — came to Orlando this year instead of taking place in its usual Washington, D.C., environs. The convention went down in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, but the action spilled out onto International Drive — action consisting mostly of people yelling at each other. Photographer Dave Decker was on the scene and based on these pictures, it looks like the state of the discourse is ... not great! Ah, democracy.

Related:  Video: Smarmy neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes gets kicked out of CPAC, brags AFPAC doesn't 'have homosexuals speaking on the stage' CPAC organizers roundly booed after reminding attendees about masking rules at Orlando host hotel CPAC speaker called out for anti-Muslim sentiments, and that's only scratching the surface of this year's spectacle Florida's 'Grim Reaper' fundraises to troll CPAC with plane flying 'Welcome Insurrectionists!' banner Young Pharaoh's appearance at CPAC's 'America Uncanceled' in Orlando has been 'canceled' because of his anti-Semitism Gun totin' Republican Lauren Boebert to speak at CPAC 2021, which is taking place in a gun-free zone in Orlando Lock up your flags — Donald Trump announced as speaker for CPAC in Orlando

 

 

 

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CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker
CPAC 2021 in Orlando: Welcome to the freakshow of Proud Boys, neo-Nazis and reality deniers
Dave Decker