White supremacist fliers delivered to Westport driveways

<p>White supremacist fliers turned up in a number of Westport driveways Sunday, prompting a police investigation.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2017, 8:44 PM

Updated 2,567 days ago

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White supremacist fliers delivered to Westport driveways
White supremacist fliers turned up in a number of Westport driveways Sunday, prompting a police investigation.
Several police departments are working together to determine the source of the material, according to investigators.
The propaganda fliers, sealed in plastic bags and weighed down with stones, showed up at about a dozen homes on Long Lots Road, Cross Highway and North Avenue, police say.
They shared the title "You Must Act Now" and warned, "Our culture will be completely erased." At the bottom, they carried web links to white supremacy forums.
One resident says the materials surprised her. She calls Westport an inclusive community and says she thinks the fliers came from outside town.
Westport officials have also been in contact with the Anti-Defamation League in an effort to identify the source. The ADL's regional director says there has been a disturbing spike in hate speech and bias incidents across the country.
Westport's first selectman released a statement saying the town must reject these kinds of statements and reinforce its commitment to tolerance of people from all backgrounds.


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