BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
The New Jersey and New York beach skies are used to having planes with banners and promotions. These usually do not involve the swastika symbol.
On Saturday afternoon a banner with the swastika and a peace sign was promoting a new website: proswastika.org. It is a site run by an organization called The International Raelian Movement, who are attempting to reclaim the swastika symbol.
It was in celebration of Pro-Swastika Day.
The swastika originally was a symbol of peace and love, which spanned across all nations. They believe that it was stolen by the Nazi party, and it needs to be saved.
The group’s spokesperson, Thomas Kaenzig, told NBC 4 New York that “[a]s long there are people still offended by it, it means we need to continue our work, we need to continue to rehabilitate the symbol.”