A member of Students for Justice in Palestine at Florida State University in Tallahassee was arrested and charged with battery for throwing chocolate milk last week at a group of student Republicans tabling on campus.
Shelby Shoup, an intern for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum’s campaign, threw some of her beverage at Daisy Judge, SFU College Republicans vice-membership chair. She threw the rest of the drink on another student attempting to de-escalate the expletive-laden altercation, according to a statement by FSU College Republicans.
“You are supporting Nazis,” Shoup, who is Jewish, said in the video posted online. “Do you understand that?”
A student barked at Shoup, who was wearing a Communist pin: “And you are supporting communism?”
“Yeah, I [expletive] am,” she responded.
She briefly walked away from the table and launched more expletives, screaming that “Nazis are shooting my people” and mentioning the 11 Jewish worshippers shot dead on Oct. 27 at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
After ripping up what appeared to be paper and throwing it on the table, an unidentified female asked Shoup to leave.
She did, but not before launching a final diatribe: “I hope you all are normalizing and enabling Nazis. And you can film me, I don’t give a s***. Listen here, 11 of my people are f***ing dead this weekend, two black people are dead in Kentucky because of f***ing nationalist murderers that [Republican ideology] normalizes. Do you really care?”
Leaving, Shoup kicked a DeSantis sign on the lawn across from the table.
“FSU is a diverse community that values and respects each person. FSU expects each member of the community to embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct and obey the law,” the university said in a statement.
A GoFundMe page for Shoup has raised at least $8,047 out of a $10,000 goal. It was set up by Shoup’s fellow SJP member, Reem Zaitoon, who has an extensive history of anti-Israel activism, and says Shoup is now a target of attacks.