An event in Brooklyn aimed at raising awareness about the alarming cluster of COVID cases in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods was cut short on Friday, after a pair of anti-mask activists hurled personal insults at health officials and shouted racial epithets.
Orthodox radio host Heshy Tischler stormed the podium and accused Dr. Ted Long, the head of the city’s Test & Trace program, of lying about the increase in infections. “Your violent Nazi storm troopers are coming in here to violate us,” he shouted. “That’s all you’re here for!”
As that was happening, a second man confronted Dr. Mitchell Katz, the leader of the city’s public hospital system. “Get the fuck out of here,” he said. “Go to your fucking nice house some place.” When a mayoral staffer approached the man with a surgical mask, he rejected it. “I don’t want a mask. It’s my freedom.”
Go to East New York,” the man, who sources identified as Borough Park resident Heshy Brach, continued. “I’ll bring you some n—-rs, I’ll throw you some rocks. You want antifa here?”