Frederick Roeber, a physicist and software engineer often referred to as one of the “founding fathers of the world wide web,” raised a Nazi flag over his San Francisco home to protest the election of Donald Trump.
CBS San Francisco reports that Roeber claims that he is not a Nazi nor a fascist but flew the flag in protest of the election of Donald Trump as president. In a heated exchange with a neighbour who was upset at the imagery that Roeber used, he claims that he think Trump is more like “Il Duce,” referencing Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, than Hitler but that the Italians didn’t have “as good a flag” to make his point.
Heated confrontation with neighbor of man who flew the Nazi flag in San Francisco just now pic.twitter.com/L7OaMFokUj
— Michael Bodley (@michael_bodley) November 9, 2016
Not long after the confrontation between Roeber and his neighbor, the Nazi flag was removed and replaced with a rainbow gay pride flag.
Confronted by neighbor, San Franciscan swaps Nazi flag for a California one with rainbow of gay pride. pic.twitter.com/zVWxUQn2kw
— Jenna Lane (@jennalane) November 9, 2016
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