Backlash causes controversial sign to come down in Florida

MILTON, Fla. (WKRG) - A controversial sign in Northwest Florida that's been shared thousands of times online has now been taken down. 

The sign along Dogwood Drive that created a lot of conversation in the community and online is now just a blank white space. 

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The man who put it up doesn't want to be identified. He said he's received some backlash.

"Freedom of speech, you know, if they put it up there, if you don't like it, don't agree with it, you don't have to look at it," Milton resident Wade Gillis said.

Drivers had mixed reactions to the sign that labeled President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton as "traitors" along with FBI and DOJ leaders.

"Everyone is entitled to their opinion but you should respect other people's beliefs as well," Britney Johnson said.

The sign read, "Take no part in unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. We the people will see you hang."

"A little bit too far with the hanging part," Johnson said. 

Stefania Lama also thinks it was too much.

"It's kinda cruel you know," Lama said. "It's a little, maybe, it went too far."

It also had a photo of President Donald Trump dressed in a military commander's uniform at the bottom. 

"It just states the truth if you ask me," Tyler Holly said.

News 5 tweeted a picture of the sign Tuesday when it was still up and more than 1,000 people retweeted it and more than 2,000 people liked it. 

The man who owns the sign admitted looking back he probably took it too far but said he will put up other signs in the future like he has in the past. 


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