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Neo-Nazi Fliers Found Near University of Chicago Campus

In December of 2016 anti-semetic and racist stickers were found littered around the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.

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    Neo-Nazi Fliers Found Near University of Chicago Campus

    Neo-nazi posters have been found on posts and mailboxes in the Hyde Park neighborhood. NBC 5's Ash-har Quraishi reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018)

    Neo-nazi posters have been found on posts and mailboxes in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

    Some residents have called the flyers disturbing and are encouraging others to tear them down.

    Over the weekend, resident Alex Wing was out with his daughter when he found two of the posters.

    “There was a flier right there on the light post," he told NBC 5. "I took a picture. I tore it down. Then we crossed the street and there was another one on the mailbox there and I did the same thing."

    One of the posters he found at 56th and Lake Park promotes Identity Evropa, a group the Anti-Defamation League has designated as a white supremacist organization.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center also calls Identity Evropa a hate group.

    “I got angry," Wing recalled. "And I sort of cursed and took a picture and I sort of tried not too in depth to explain it to my daughter like: ‘if you see these let me know or let somebody know.'"

    In December of 2016 anti-semetic and racist stickers were found littered around the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.

    In February of last year, numerous Identity Evropa posters were put up at the university as well. But Wing says this is the first time he’s seen them off campus.

    “I had a friend who works in the library and they found them stuffed in the stacks sort of hidden there," he said. "At some point they found somebody posting them and booted them from campus."

    A few days later wing found yet another flyer posted about a block away from the Obama’s Hyde Park home.

    Residents also reported finding the offensive postings at 55th and Woodlawn and 51st and Drexel.

    While Wing acknowledges their right to post, he has a simple message to whomever is putting up the white supremacist posters.

    “At the very least, if we keep seeing these things as will likely happen, we’ll just keep letting people know it’s not acceptable and that we’re against that," he said.

    Authorities say they have not received any complaints about these latest fliers - but encourage anyone who encounters them to file an information report with Chicago police.

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