The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned today an anti-Semitic hate crime that occurred in Williamsburg Tuesday.
“We are appalled that the victim of this crime was chased through the streets in fear solely because of his identity,” ADL Regional Director Evan R. Bernstein said. “The imagery evoked by this assault is frightening and serves to foment anxiety during this divided time in our nation. We call on all New Yorkers to treat their neighbors with dignity and respect.”
According to Gwynne Hogan, a 49-year-old Orthodox man was walking at the intersection of Rodney and South Fifth Street when he was accosted by two teens who threw chunks of ice at him and called him “South side Jew.”
“I don’t know what that means,” the man told Hogan.
The NYPD is investigating the incident and have referred it to their hate crime detectives.