White Supremacist Propaganda Appears in Bixby Knolls
A handful of Bixby Knolls residents encountered flyers bearing White nationalist literature on storefronts and buildings along a stretch of Atlantic Avenue early Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports.
The flyers appeared to be handwritten and included a well-known White supremacist slogan known as "the 14 Words," which declares the importance of securing a future for "White children," per the LB Post.
It's unclear if the racist flyers are a response to the Long City Council's acceptance of a temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children at the convention center.
Chris Collopy, executive director of the Teachers Association of Long Beach, said he spotted a flyer on a glass case in front of his office, checked the building's security camera footage after removing it and calling the police, and saw a person hang the flyer approximately 1:15 a.m.
The LA Times reported the presence of fliers featuring Ku Klux Klan propaganda was found in downtown Huntington Beach on Easter Sunday.
Collopy told the Post It's just so bizarre," Collopy said. "I've been working here in Long Beach for 13 years, and I've never seen something like that before."
The big picture:
White nationalist recruitment activities, which included the circulation of racist, antisemitic, and anti-LGBTQ fliers, stickers, banners, and posters, nearly doubled in 2020, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism.