Nazi flag waved by a man at a Bernie Sanders event

Phoenix, AZ -  A man was kicked out of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally in Arizona after he unfurled a Nazi flag during the Democratic presidential candidate's speech.

The appearance of a Nazi flag at the Sanders campaign event Thursday night was widely denounced on social media, sparked outcry and prompted calls for security.


The individual who had hung a flag with a swastika on it was immediately booed by the crowd. Members of the audience ripped the flag from the individual's hand, and the individual was quickly removed by security.

In the moment, in response to the boos, Sanders told the large crowd of his supporters that "whoever it was" that caused the disruption was "a little outnumbered tonight."

Sanders addressed the flag incident on Friday, telling reporters, "I will simply say this, and I speak not only as a Jewish American, I think I can speak for the families of some 400,000 American troops who died fighting Nazism, fighting fascism. That is, it is horrific. It is beyond disgusting to see that in the United States of America. There are people who would show the emblem of Hitler and Nazism."

Source: CNN