NEW YORK (VINnews) — Mayor candidate Andrew Yang was verbaly assaulted on Tuesday by a group of Anti-Israel activists.Click to get Text Message Updates right to your phone
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He was heckled and disturbed by the persistent shouting with accusations that he is supporting “genocide.”
He tried to approach the group and explain his pro-Israel position. He was met with loud shouting of slanderous lies about the activities of the Israeli military.
One of the activists shouted at the candidate “You don’t represent us, you only represent Jewish people.” She went on to label the Jewish community as white supremacists, saying “The only people you represent are white supremacists, we know that to be true.”
The incident follows an outburst of hate directed towards the candidate since he tweeted his unequivocal support of Israel’s right for self-defense in light of the latest escelations of Hamas terror activity in Jerusalem and Southern Israel.
I'm standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists. The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 10, 2021