Protesters protested against a bill sponsored by Jeffrey Dinowitz that would require New York students to be vaccinated before going to school
At least two protesters displayed Nazi symbols at an anti-vaccine protest outside a Jewish MP’s office in the Bronx on Sunday November 14th. While a woman held a poster with the image of a swastika in her hand, a man wore a yellow Star of David on his jacket. The protest took place outside the Kingsbridge office of MP Jeffrey Dinowitz.
Protesters outside Dinowitz’s office demonstrated against a state law he sponsored that required New York students to be vaccinated before going to school. The rally was reportedly organized by former Westchester County executive and gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, who claimed on Twitter that he was unaware of the symbols. “I had no idea until I saw this photo. If I had seen it, I would have told them to sign. No comparison to these atrocities and yes, I have always condemned anti-Semitism. But my offer still stands “, Jeff. Have the courage to meet me and learn why so many parents are against your mandate, “he wrote.
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Dinowitz took to Twitter to beat the anti-Vaxxers who displayed Nazi symbols. “The display of swastikas and yellow stars of David in front of my office today is repulsive and insulting. People are completely free to express their opinion on vaccines or other matters, but it is despicable to display Nazi symbols outside the office of a Jewish legislature . ” he wrote. In a previous post, he informed the public that there might be an anti-Vax event outside of his county office. “PSA: I have noticed that tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon there may be an anti-Vax event outside of my district office Diseases,” he had written.
The 66-year-old American politician Dinowitz represents District 81 in the New York State Assembly, which includes Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, Norwood, Riverdale, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield and Woodlawn Heights. He has been a member of the New York State Assembly since 1994. He is known for having previously served as president of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club three times. To this day he is an active member of the association.
He recently spoke about how mandates are part of life, noting that there are multiple immunization mandates in place for children attending schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “That children have to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, etc. – that is an order. You must wear your seat belt in the car. That is a mandate. You’re driving on the right side of the car – mandate, ”Dinowitz told News 12.
The US is expected to start vaccinating children under the age of 12 sometime next month when the FDA approves low doses of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. Now, with the advent of the extra contagious Delta variant of Covid-19, Pfizer reported last week that its child-friendly doses prevented nearly 91% of symptoms in children that age. Most of the people gathered outside Dinowitz’s office claim that they are not against vaccination, only against coercion, especially when it comes to their children, News12 reports.