ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a partner of the World Worker’s Party, organized and held several large “anti-war” rallies Saturday in a handful of major cities, including New York City and Washington, D.C. and dozens of smaller rallies in at least 70 locations across the United States.

But what began, ostensibly, as a march to prevent further action against Iran quickly — and predictably — evolved into a group tirade against one of ANSWER’s perennial bogeymen, the state of Israel.

In Los Angeles, the gathered group accused President Donald Trump of unspecified “war crimes.” One protester even carried a memorial to slain Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

It wasn’t long before the New York City rally, particularly, devolved into an anti-Semitic tirade, with at least one speaker railing against the “…racist monstrous state that sits on the land of Palestine that is known as Israel…free free Palestine end all aid to Israel.”