Police investigating after white supremacist flyers found in East Vancouver

Jan 28 2020, 2:42 pm

Police are investigating after a number of flyers with a disturbing message were reportedly spread around East Vancouver.

Several posts on social media included pictures of the flyer, which attempts to draw support for white nationalism and several well-known dissident political groups.

The flyers were reportedly spread in the days leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day. Another Twitter post says that they were shared in the Vancouver-Kingsway area.

“Are you sick and tired of Anti-White propaganda constantly being promoted by our universities, mainstream media, and government?” reads the paper. “White Nationalism is North America’s fastest-growing civil rights movement and the only movement that puts the interests of our people first.”

The flyer also features several links to well-known far-right nationalist political groups, mostly from the US, though did include the URL for the Canadian Nationalist Party, a registered political party with Elections Canada, that seeks to create a European “ethnostate.”

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) confirms that they’re investigating the incident.

“We are aware of the disturbing flyers that were placed on a few vehicles in the Killarney neighbourhood,” says Sergeant Aaron Road, Media Spokesperson for the VPD in an email. “Our Criminal Investigations Unit and Hate Crimes investigator are looking into this incident.”