“Nazi stickers” posted around in Liverpool
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Monday November 14 2016
The Liverpool Echo reports on the sighting of “Nazi stickers” in the city.
The stickers, which proclaim people are “entering a Nazi controlled zone” were found plastered on lampposts, doors and at pelican crossings “around the junction of Elmswood and Victoria Roads near the Aigburth Road end of Sefton Park”, according to the local paper.
The stickers, which also refer to the far right group National Action, have been reported to Merseyside police who have confirmed an investigation is underway.
National Action are the group behind a failed far right rally in the city in August 2015.
The councillor for Mossley Hill ward, Patrick Hurley, spoke to the local paper and encouraged local residents to remove the stickers if they spotted them.
He said: “It comes down to each and every one of us to remove these signs of hate wherever we find them, and I would call on anyone if they see these signs themselves to don’t just ‘tut’ and say ‘isn’t it shocking’ – do something about it yourself, take the stickers off, report it to the police and make sure the authorities are aware and stand up for a decent, open tolerant society.”
An additional point of observation: when the notorious fringe group Islam4UK posted stickers proclaiming a “sharia controlled zone” in parts of London in 2011, the incident made national headlines. Is the sighting of stickers in Liverpool designating parts of city a “Nazi controlled zone” of lesser interest then to the national press? Is bigotry only newsworthy when peddled by fringe Muslim groups?