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Thursday, 21 May 2015 (3066108)
Police probe into 'racist' poster campaign
by Tom Martin


STICKERS which outraged locals claimed were racist have been removed by police from lampposts and walls on a footpath in Waterloo.

Police are treating the incident as hate crime after being alerted by residents who claimed ithey had been placed there as part of a “racist campaign.”

Some of the stickers included the slogan ‘Save The White Race', while others showed images of a swastika.

The stickers were seen on a footpath near Brooklands Avenue, with a nearby wall on the stretch of land also being used to write racist graffiti.

One resident told the Champion: “I walk along this footpath every day when I take my kids to school and there seems to be new stickers appearing.

”It's clear that the messages on the stickers are promoting white supremacy and it's very concerning and not positive to see.

“This campaign has been going on for around two months now and it's been fairly constant. I've taken down some of the stickers and handed them to Merseyside Police.

”Apart from their obvious offensive nature, it is also making the area an eyesore.“

One of the stickers features the name of an organisation called Creativity Alliance, which describes itself as ”a legally recognised professional, non-violent, progressive pro-white religion for white people, by white people.“

A website for the religion also sums up its ”objective“ as being ”The survival, expansion and advancement of the white race“.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: ”Neighbourhood officers have removed a number of stickers from lampposts and walls in Waterloo which contained racist and offensive language and symbols.

“The matter is being treated as a hate crime and officers from the Sigma Hate Crime Unit are aware and investigating.

”We believe the stickers were put up sometime in the past fortnight, possibly during the evening or late at night.

“Merseyside Police takes a zero tolerance approach to all forms of hate crime and anyone who can provide any information relating to these incidents can call Sefton Sigma Unit on 0151 777 3020. Any person, whether they are a victim or a witness to a hate crime can contact Merseyside Police at any time to report an incident  by dialling 101 or 999 in an emergency.”

A spokesperson for Sefton Council added: “We have worked with the Police to remove the stickers and are treating this as a Hate Crime. We would ask anyone with any information to contact the police.”






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