A protester at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally last night socked the crowd as he pulled out a huge flag with a swastika on it.
Sanders was speaking in Phoenix, Arizona ahead of the primary on 17 March. He began speaking to cheers from the crowd befor a man appears to wave a Nazi flag. The crowd collectively boos him, and Sanders reacts:
Whoever it was, I think they’re a little outnumbered tonight
It's a good quip, but betrays a disturbing casualness to the encounter. Sanders is Jewish, something which he has spoken about on the campaign trail. The idea that he would be faced with antisemitic imagery with enough regularity to not appear to be at all shocked is devastating.
Especially so given that Sanders's has family members who were murdered in the holocaust.
A white supremacist rasied the Nazi flag at Bernie Rally
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