Taxi driver suspended for wearing a Nazi swastika armband

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) – A New York City cab driver has been suspended for wearing a Nazi swastika armband while on duty.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission confirmed to Fox 5 News on Friday that the driver had been suspended for 30 days.  His name was not released.

The photo was brought to the attention of the T&LC by the Anti-Defamation League via a letter that said that it was “extremely disturbed by this provocative display” and urged the commission to promptly investigate.

The TLC says the driver has pleaded guilty to violating commission rules.

Evan Bernstein, the regional director for the ADL says his organization applauds the TLC for their swift investigation.

“By openly displaying this hate symbol identified with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party while operating a New York City taxicab, the driver sent a frightening and offensive message to New Yorkers about who might be welcome – and unwelcome – in the taxicab he was driving,” Bernstein said in a statement.

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