Racist posters promoting ‘alt-right’ alarm Toronto residentsPolice investigate after posters went up directing people to ‘pro-European’ news sourcesKate McGillivray · CBC News 15 Minutes AgoA Toronto resident who says she was horrified to see a “racist” poster on a pole while walking to her children’s school on Monday is blaming it partly on Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election last week.The posters, of which there at least a half dozen, showed up on Monday in and around Stan Wadlow Park in east Toronto near Woodbine and Cosburn avenues.They begin “Hey, white person,” and invite readers to “join the alt-right.” The posters also list websites that promise to provide news from a “pro-European” perspective.“It is racist. All cultures should be respected. That’s just the way it is,” said Penny Harker. “I think they’re up because … of the Trump thing. I think he’s filled everybody’s heads with this on immigration.”Kevin Kerr made the same connection, tweeting a photo of the poster after his child’s caregiver texted it to him.And here’s the offending flier:[Comment at Unz.com]
So disgusted by racists empowered by @realDonaldTrump….my children’s caregiver texted me this ad found at Stan Wadlow park in East York.Coun. Janet Davis responded Monday afternoon with a tweet of her own condemning the posters.
This hate is unacceptable in our City. Staff are removing the posters immediately and investigating who is responsible.Police officers and city workers were on the scene Monday removing the posters, a task made more difficult because some were glued, rather than simply taped, to the utility poles. …Police said they have yet to determine if the posters will be investigated as a hate crime.