A Dominican New York City cab driver who proudly calls himself a Nazi and denies the Holocaust has been suspended for wearing a swastika arm band while working.
Gabriel Diaz, 27, says his rights to free speech were violated by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) when they suspended his operator’s license Friday – barring him from getting behind the wheel.
“If a Muslim can drive a cab wearing a turban, if a homosexual can walk around with a big rainbow flag, why can’t a person like me wear a Nazi armband?” Diaz asked the New York Daily News.
“I’m a National Socialist – what you guys call a Nazi,” he told WCBS despite not being a member of the blond-haired, blue-eyed “Aryan Master Race.”
“I know it’s very controversial that a non-white is wearing a Nazi armband,” he told the Daily News.
“Whoever said you had to be white to be a National Socialist?”