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Members of OH community speak out against haunted house

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 09:55:22-04

COLUMBUS, OHIO (WBNS) – Members of an Ohio community are speaking out against a haunted house.

The Haunted Hoochie Event, known as "Swastika Saturday," has been a Halloween tradition for nearly 30 years. 

Its name is controversial, but the timing of the haunted house is what has added to the outrage. 

The event was held on the same day that a gunman opened fire inside a Pennsylvania synagogue, killing 11 people. 

"This is evil. There's a difference between Halloween and being scared and having fun, being scared and evil. Anti-Semitism is pure evil. There's no politically correct way to say that, and that's what this represents," said protester Gail Burkholder. 

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