Sunday, July 13, 2014

Plane with swastika banner flies over Brooklyn, stuns beachgoers

The plane towing a banner that read 'Proswastika' in all capital letters was seen in Brighton Beach and Coney Island. Councilman Mark Treyger said he received several complaints about the anti-Semitic display.

 People enjoying the sunny weather in Brighton Beach and Coney Island on Saturday got a nasty airborne surprise — a plane towing a banner bearing a swastika-themed message.

The streamer said in symbols that a swastika plus peace equals love. Then it read, in all capital letters, “Proswastika.”

 Councilman Mark Treyger (D-Brooklyn) said he received several complaints over the anti-Semitic aerial display. “It’s a very chilling image, in light of the fact that southern Brooklyn has the largest remaining number of World War II and Holocaust survivors,” Treyger said. “There is no place for this in New York City.”

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito also blasted the hate speech. “Flying this hateful banner is an outrageous and hurtful act,” she said.

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