Gary Snow, pro-Trump provocateur from Jacksonville, busted in Bradenton

Gary Snow

Gary Snow, a provocateur who came to Jacksonville during the height of the 2016 campaign and continued his ad

vocacy for Donald Trump after the election, was arrested in Bradenton for protest antics on Monday.

Snow, reports Jenna Bourne of Action News Jax (via the Bradenton Herald), was charged with “misdemeanor riot,” after police interfered in a scuffle between Snow and another gentleman, one occasioned by Snow burning an “antifa” flag.

Snow’s provocations at anti-Trump rallies went from media curiosity to public safety crisis earlier this year, with his trolling of a rally in Hemming Park leading to a melee that saw five local progressives booked for various charges … with Snow escaping such booking.

The weeks after led to a public relations crisis for Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, who pinpointed Snow as a “catalyst” of the problems in Hemming Park.

Ultimately, the path of least resistance was chosen by 4th Circuit State Attorney Melissa Nelson to resolve the situation, with those who were arrested getting charges dropped or misdemeanor plea deals.

And Snow?

“We have declined to pursue criminal charges against Mr. Snow because we have concluded that his speech and actions were protected by the First Amendment,” Nelson said at the time.

Apparently, whatever line Snow didn’t cross in Jacksonville was crossed in Bradenton at the Confederate monument protest and counterprotest.

Going forward, as similar theater comes to other cities in the Southeast, there may be other venues for a reprise of Snow’s familiar act.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


7 comments

  • Gary snow

    August 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    The charge was misdemeanor “AFFRAY” not “RIOT”…and I’ll continue to stand up against the communist Neo-progressive communist #ANTIFA Movement.

    • Rodimus

      August 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Whatever. You’re still a stooge in need of a hobby. And a girl.

    • A Vet

      August 22, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      You’re a Bitch Snow. Come to St Augustine with these antics and get knocked the fuck out.

      • Eatad

        August 23, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        What type of vet are you? That dudes right, these anti-fi scum are just as bad as the skin heads they fight. If you a real vet you should understand that.

    • russ

      August 23, 2017 at 12:07 am

      Real life trolling can get real pretty quick. What’s the attraction? Adrenaline rush? Just curious.

    • Jessica

      August 23, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Look at that gut. Trolling doesn’t involve much cardio does it?

  • Cindy Coble

    August 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    This guy goes from one protest to another in FL trying to provoke arrestable behavior. Parts of his false persona…he was in the military (no) and he was in law enforcement (no). He actually lives in JAX, doesn’t appear to work and could not list any of the traits of the Republican Party. Know his face! If he shows up at your event you need to tape everything he does. Good Luck!

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