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White Supremacist Recruitment Flyers Found On Poles Around Croton on Hudson

July 26, 2018 - 11:34 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Hate flyers have turned up in the village of Croton on Hudson.

The white supremacist recruitment flyers have the name of the group "Identity Evropa" on them and were found on poles around town including near Croton Harmon High School and the middle school.

They were taken down by residents who replaced them with flyers that said, "Love... Croton has no room for hate."

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, local police also alerted the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, and the school district notified parents.

One resident was surprised it all happened in Croton-on-Hudson.

“I didn't that anything from around here like that would happen," the man said.

"Well, I've seen many other fliers for the past three years where in certain neighborhoods, some houses they said 'there is no place for hate around here'. So I'm very happy about the fliers that they put out," another resident said.

Police urged residents to call 914-271-5177 and report signs that concern them.

The Anti-Defamation League calls the group that put up the fliers a white supremacist organization. Police ask that the name not be used to avoid giving the group any further publicity.

Last year, similar flyers turned up at Westchester Community College and Purchase College.