Suspended NYC Cabbie Likens Wearing Swastika To Carrying Rainbow Flag

Monday May 19, 2014

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.

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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  • , 2014-05-22 22:49:29

    Freedom of speech and freedom of expression must be protected at all costs. Especially when we disagree. Diaz is showing his true colors. He should wear his armband and whatever nonsense he wants to wear His fares and tips will surely decrease until he’s unemployed. The free market works exceptionally well when we are all free.

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