White nationalist fliers distributed in Puget Sound area neighborhoods

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TACOMA, Wash. -- Residents in one Tacoma neighborhood are upset after finding dozens of what appears to be white supremacist fliers near their homes.

They were found Sunday inside Ziploc bags weighted down with rocks. The neo-Nazi group named on the fliers is Patriot Front.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Patriot Front formed in 2017, breaking off from Vanguard America in the aftermath of the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"This is our neighborhood, and we have the right to say we don't believe in these values," Hope Teague-Bowling said. "And we need to stand up for folks who might be more marginalized or targeted by these messages. It's just not enough to throw it in the trash. That's a first good step, but you also need to speak out about these things."

According to Seattle PD, the same fliers were left in neighborhoods near Alki Junction and other areas in West Seattle.

"The fliers featured Cold War-era slogan, rudimentary clip art and the URL for an incoherent white nationalist website, which reads like someone spilled a word-a-day calendar all over a copy of Mein Kampf," Seattle Police said.

Seattle Police are investigating the fliers. Anyone with information is asked to call  SPD’s Bias Crimes Unit at 206-684-5550.

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