Anti-vaccine protesters display Nazi symbols outside Jeffrey Dinowitz’s office

At least two protesters displayed Nazi symbols during an anti-vaccine protest outside a Jewish lawmaker’s office in the Bronx on Sunday.

According to the photos taken by the legislators, one lady held a banner that featured an image of a Swastika. One man was wearing a yellow Star of David on his jacket as a protest against the Kingsbridge office of Jeffrey Dinowitz.

Dinowitz blasted the symbols as “repugnant and offensive” in a statement posted to Twitter.

“People are perfectly free to express their opinion on vaccines or any issue, but to openly display Nazi symbols outside the office of a Jewish legislator is despicable,” he said.

A state bill sponsored Dinowitz by New York would have all New Yorkers required to get vaccinated to enable them to attend school.

Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County executive and candidate for gubernatorial office, organized the rally.

Astorino stated in a tweet Sunday nightHe was not aware of these symbols.

“I had no idea until I saw this photo. If I’d seen it I’d have told them to take the sign down. No comparison to those atrocities & yes, I’ve always condemned anti-Semitism,” Astorino wrote.

In an earlier interview with News 12 The Bronx, Astorino explained why he’s not on board with the proposed children vaccine mandate.

“Not only is it too soon — it’s completely unwarranted at this point,” Astorino told the outlet. “The numbers, the data, according to the CDC and worldwide, don’t support it.”

Dinowitz noted how several vaccine mandates are already in place for children attending school — and how mandates are a part of everyday life.

A man wore a yellow Star of David attached to his jacket during the protest outside the Kingsbridge office of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.
During protests outside of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’ Kingsbridge office, a man wore a yellow Star of David attached on to his jacket.
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“The fact that children have to get the vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, etc. — that’s a mandate. Your car must have a seatbelt. It is mandatory. You’re driving on the right side of the car — mandate,” Dinowitz told News 12.

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