Anti-Vaxxers display Nazi symbols outside the Jewish lawmaker’s office in NY: Photos

  • At least two anti-waxers wore anti-Semitic symbols outside the office of a Jewish lawmaker in New York.
  • NEW Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz called the display of the swastika and the yellow Star of David “dismissive and offensive”.
  • Protesters gathered outside his office Sunday after proposing a COVID vaccine mandate to students.

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At least two protesters at an anti-vaccine protest over the weekend displayed Holocaust symbols outside a Jewish lawmaker’s office in New York.

Jeffrey Dinowitz, Member of the New York State Assembly, uploaded photos of the protest in the Bronx on Sunday showing at least one protester wearing a poster with a swastika on and another wearing a yellow Star of David that Jews in Nazi Germany were forced to wear.

Dinowitz called the display of the swastika and the yellow Star of David “disgusting and offensive.”

“People are completely free to express their opinion on vaccines or any subject, but to openly display Nazi symbols outside the office of a Jewish lawmaker is despicable,” Dinowitz wrote in the tweet.

Nearly 100 people attended the demonstration to protest the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students introduced in the New York State Assembly by Dinowitz, PIX11 reported.

The rally was hosted by Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino according to the PIX11 report. Astorino also appeared in the photos Dinowitz posted on Twitter.

“Rob Astorino stood right next to these anti-Semitic symbols and said NOTHING,” the assemblyman tweeted Sunday. “All Republican leaders should condemn this unacceptable use of anti-Semitic images.”

Astorino replied, saying he was unaware of the pictures until he saw the pictures.

“I had no idea until I saw this picture. If I had seen it, I would have asked them to sign,” the gubernatorial candidate replied. “No comparison to these atrocities, and yes, I have always condemned anti-Semitism.”

He added: “But my offer still stands, Jeff. Have the courage to meet with me and learn why so many parents oppose your mandate.”

Representatives of Astorino and Dinowitz, respectively, did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment.

New York’s political leaders joined Dinowitz in condemning the showing of the images on Monday.

“What an insult to our Jewish community, especially our Holocaust survivors, who have endured real pain,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.

“This is what anti-Semitism looks like. All this bigot achieved was to insult our city and undermine his own cause,” he added, who turned out to be referring to Astorino, who was in the photos.

State Sen. James Skoufis called the incident “absolutely disgusting – and indicates how fiercely extremist some elements of the anti-wax movement are.”

“I stand with Jeffrey Dinowitz in completely condemning this heinous behavior,” Skoufis continued.

The New York branch of the Anti-Defamation League also criticized the incident.

“We are appalled by the use of swastikas and yellow stars in a protest against vaccine claims in #NY, outside the offices of a #Jewish lawmaker,” the organization said. tweeted. “We continue to condemn these inaccurate and heinous comparisons that downplay the Holocaust.”

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