By Jared Evan Protesters in New York City chanted “Kamala is a whore,” and “ F**k Joe Biden and de Blasio” outside of Carnegie Hall on Monday night as top Democrats arrived at an Al Sharpton event.
The event was honoring the polarizing activist’s belated birthday and the 30th Anniversary of his activist group “NAN” (National Action Network)
Shapton has toned down his rhetoric in recent years, however, he has a history of inciting violence and hateful anti-Semitism. The 1996 Freddy’s fire incident has been long buried but not forgotten by long time New Yorkers
In1995 a black Pentecostal Church, the United House of Prayer, which owned a retail property on 125th Street across from the Apollo Theatre, asked Fred Harari, a Jewish tenant who operated Freddie’s Fashion Mart, to evict his longtime subtenant, a record store called The Record Shack owned by black South African Sikhulu Shange.
Al Sharpton led protests outside the Harlem store over several weeks against both the planned eviction of The Record Shack, and because Freddie’s didn’t employ any black workers. Sharpton told the crowd of protesters: “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.”.
On December 8, 1995, Roland J. Smith Jr., who may have attended previous protests outside the store, entered Harari’s with a .38-caliber revolver and a container of flammable liquid. He ordered customers to leave, then set the store on fire by sprinkling around the accelerant – positioning himself near the only exit. Smith shot at two police officers arriving at the scene and shot four customers as they were escaping the fire. It was two hours before firefighters could enter the burned-out building to discover seven store employees had died of smoke inhalation, and the gunman had fatally shot himself.
Soon after the massacre, the Jewish Action Alliance, a New York-based civil-rights group, released audiotapes and transcripts of several of Sharpton’s weekly radio show in which Morris Powell, leader of the 125th Street Vendor’s Association, can be heard using racial and anti-Semitic language to encourage Harlem residents to boycott Freddy’s, mrctv reported.
In 2002, Sharpton expressed regret for making the racial remark “white interloper” but denied responsibility for inflaming or provoking the violence.
One must wonder if America’s Vice President knows the history of the man celebrated at Carnegie Hall? Many New Yorkers apparently were disgusted by Harriss, appearing at this event.
Below is footage captured outside Carnegie Hall
Anti mandate New Yorkers greet the VP outside Carnegie Hall with chants of “Kamala is a whore” pic.twitter.com/18YZQJkzvT
— Elad Eliahu (@elaadeliahu) November 1, 2021