ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two people accused of hanging banners with swastikas and antisemitic messages on a Florida highway overpass have surrendered to face charges of violating a new state law that makes it a crime to display images on a structure without permission.
The law was passed earlier this year in response to the distribution of antisemitic literature and the projection of racist and antisemitic words on buildings.
The 41-year-old man and 36-year-old woman turned themselves in Tuesday at the Orange County jail in Orlando, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in a statement.
According to investigators, a group of people dressed in black and camouflage displayed the banners on an overpass crossing Interstate 4 in Orlando in June. Law enforcement officials said the demonstrators were part of an antisemitic extremist group.