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Letter: Swastika, flag are both hate symbols

Swastikas were found on several cars in Bethpage

Swastikas were found on several cars in Bethpage drawn in blue chalk. Credit: Chris Ware

Letters on July 30 correctly stated that the swastika is a symbol of hate ["Swastika should remain a reminder."]

At the Great South Bay Music Festival in July, a booth displayed the Confederate flag. When my African-American wife took exception to the flag, the booth operators immediately removed it and apologized.

However, another attendee then took exception to my wife's comments, saying the Confederate flag was the flag of those who fought in a war. The swastika is also the flag of those who fought in a war. Both are hate symbols and are unacceptable for public display.

Kenneth Fehling, Selden

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