Sturgis Motorcycle Rally vendors in South Dakota sell products with Nazi images

Sturgis 2020

No one had broken these Confederate flags. Jim Urquhart for Insiders

  • Nazi images are on sale at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

  • This is the largest motorcycle rally in the world and attracts many riders and delights.

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that this year’s festival could be another Superspreading event.

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In Sturgis, South Dakota, with hundreds of thousands of bikers boarding for the annual motorcycle rally, vendors selling products featuring a racist image are once again in the limelight.

According to South Dakota ABC affiliated KOTAAt this year’s rally, which runs from August 6th to 15th, some vendors are selling Nazi images and products with the Confederate flag.

One hat bears the stylized initials “SS” of the Nazi military unit, the Guard. Under the hat lid, it says, “Please support a local white boy.” The other was branded with a swastika.

KOTA interviewed Jenny Alonso, one of the vendors who advocated selling products with an unpleasant image.

“Many bikers know you, it’s free,” Alonso told KOTA. “Many bikers want to be free to speak up. I like to respond to what they want. I don’t necessarily believe everything, but I want to please you. “

Alonso described Nazi merchandise as a way to honor US soldiers who brought back Nazi memorabilia as trophies after World War II.

“So I’m honored that I don’t necessarily believe in the Nazis and Hitler, but it’s special that the U.S. military won the war and was able to bring them back as souvenirs. I’ll put it on their bike, “Alonso said.

According to a KOTA report, many vendors sell Confederate-inspired souvenirs to customers who see the Confederate battle ensign as a “heritage” symbol.

On that website, the organizer say This rally is a place for people in “all the steps of life that share a common love for motorcycles”. Insiders contacted the organizers for comment on the products sold at the rally.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he was the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases last week as the rally was reported to have attracted the largest crowd in years. Concerned It will be the COVID-19 Superspreader event amid the proliferation of delta coronavirus mutants that was widespread in parts of the United States.

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