Protests Erupt Outside Richard Spencer's Office After 'Stop the Blacks' Signs Appear in VA Neighborhood

Protests Erupt Outside Richard Spencer's Office After 'Stop the Blacks' Signs Appear in VA Neighborhood

Residents were disgusted by the white supremacy propaganda.

Published May 30, 2017

After the city of Alexandria, Virginia, was plagued by white supremacy fliers, a large group of protesters gathered around the local offices of white nationalist Richard Spencer on Sunday, reported NBC 4 New York.

"Stop the blacks" and "You're losing your country, white man" were two examples of the hateful and racists posters found in the Del Ray neighborhood.

  1. Although Spencer, who has become a national face of the Alt-Right, often attracted demonstrators to his Virginia offices, more protesters than ever gathered as a result of the white supremacy propaganda.

    "It’s particularly important that we lead the way for our kids," one protester told NBC. "I would like to believe that some of the explicit racism and implicit racism that’s still around here will be a thing of the past in their generation. But if not, we need to teach them to stand up."

  2. The signs were soon removed and replaced by posters that read "White supremacy not welcome" and "Love not hate."

    Mayor of Del Ray Allison Silberberg issued a statement condemning the hateful posters. 

    "The fliers found in Del Ray are horrible and reflect a new low in ignorance. The Alexandria Police Department has responded quickly and is investigating. At this point, we do not know who posted the fliers. 

    "As the City Council and I stated in our Statement on Inclusiveness last November, I would like to say in the strongest possible terms that we denounce hate speech, hate crimes, and discrimination in all forms. Alexandria is a city of kindness and compassion. 

    "We are a city that is inclusive, accepting, and embracing. Diversity is a core value here. 

    "Shame on those who have posted these hateful fliers."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Reba Smith Winstead via Facebook)


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