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NYC cabbie wears swastika armband because gays carry ‘big rainbow flags’

NYC cabbie wears swastika armband because gays carry ‘big rainbow flags’
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NEW YORK — A New York City cab driver who wore a swastika armband while on the job has been suspended for 30 days.

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission suspended Gabriel Diaz’s operator’s license Friday after a Jewish group and others complained.

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Diaz tells the Daily News he believes in the “ideology of National Socialism” and will continue to show off the Nazi symbol when he’s not at work. He says: If a Muslim can drive a cab wearing a turban and “a homosexual can walk around with a big rainbow flag” why can’t he wear a Nazi armband?

The Anti-Defamation League calls Diaz’s armband a “frightening and offensive” message. It commends the city for taking quick action.

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