LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — White supremacist flyers have been popping up in Southern California’s beach communities.
The latest incident happened early Wednesday morning. Surveillance video captured a person posting racist flyers outside the offices of the Teachers Association of Long Beach.READ MORE: 2 Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen Home
The flyer – which says “WE MUST secure the existence of our people and a future for WHITE children” — had been posted over a Black Lives Matter flyer in the window. Several of the flyers were posted on businesses along Atlantic Avenue.
“It was really offensive especially because it was at the Teachers Union,” said Denise Kuper, a business owner. “Their main objective is to educate all the children in Long Beach Unified, which our daughter goes to.”
Long Beach police said they were aware of the flyers, and that while they support residents’ First Amendment rights to free speech, they condemn any forms of hate speech.
The #LBPD was made aware of a bias-motivated speech incident today.
⬇️ See the below post for more information and resources. pic.twitter.com/dufXHyUjGs
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) April 7, 2021
“We will not tolerate any criminal threats and/or violence, and enforcement actions will be taken against those who commit such acts,” a tweeted message from Long Beach police said.READ MORE: City Of LA Expands Eligibility To Residents 16 And Older, County Announces New Household Vaccination Effort
Found on sidewalks in front of downtown Huntington Beach homes this morning! There are dozens more on sidewalks! #WhiteSupremacist Hate #WhiteLivesMatter propaganda@forum_hb @HBPD_PIO @Barbara4HB @nataliemoser @kimcarr4hb @DanKalmick pic.twitter.com/Z8l9q8GLRL
— 𝙻𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚢 𝚃𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚎𝚢 📷 Make #GoodTrouble (@LarryTenney) April 4, 2021
to any one in huntington beach rn: if you are a poc BE SAFE. there are kkk and white supremacy flyers being passed around. and if you are white, do not interact. pic.twitter.com/PWxAlIadrp
— v (@V1AN0IR) April 7, 2021
“It’s hard to get rid of this kind of prejudice hate against America,” said Rinaldo Ricks, a Long Beach resident.
Last week, similarly-worded flyers were found in Huntington Beach, some with rocks. Photos posted to social media showed the flyers said, “white lives do matter,” and claimed “our ancestors settled the lands, established the country, made the laws” in a call for “white civil rights.”MORE NEWS: LASD Deputies Disperse Large Crowd In East LA
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department.