Racist poster found in Evanston
EVANSTON — A racist poster has been seen in Evanston, the liberal suburb just north of Chicago.
Local news site Evanston Now reported that the poster promoting the American Identity Movement was found on a traffic signal box at the corner of Chicago and Main streets in the southeastern part of the city on Friday morning.
The Southern Poverty Law Center said on a March 12 blog post that American Identity Movement is the new name for Identity Evropa, a fast-growing far-right group that became infamous after the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. They classify the group as a white nationalist group.
Flyers for the group were found along the route of Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade back in March.
Evanston Now said that any posters on city property violated city code and people could call 311 to report them as graffiti to have them removed.