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Norwalk Mayor Condemns White Supremacist Fliers Found In Driveways

One of five white supremacist flyers found in driveways on Newtown Avenue Monday morning. Norwalk Police are investigating.
One of five white supremacist flyers found in driveways on Newtown Avenue Monday morning. Norwalk Police are investigating. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling denounced white supremacist fliers that were placed in residents' driveways on Newtown Avenue Monday morning.

Residents woke up Monday to find the fliers with "Make American White Again" printed on them, as well as the web address of an alt-right extremist website. Police said they are investigating.

In a letter to Norwalk residents released Tuesday, Rilling spoke out against the fliers.

"I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms: it is divisive and hateful. It is not what Norwalk represents. Our city is diverse in its racial, ethnic and social makeup, and that is both a strength and part of our rich cultural heritage as Americans," Rilling said.

"We are blessed with a beautiful, historic coastal city, and dedicated citizens. We are moving forward together in Norwalk, working together to make sure that Norwalk is a welcoming and safe place to live, do business and raise our children. There is no place for racism here."

"Yesterday I participated in an interfaith service at the First Congregational Church, and was happy to see the sanctuary filled with Norwalkers of all races, religions, ethnicities and ages supporting peace and inclusion - and each other," Rilling continued. "That is the spirit of Norwalk. I call for our citizens to stand together in solidarity against anyone who would divide us."

Rilling said he has called for Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik to investigate the incident "to the fullest extent possible."

"All efforts are being made to track down the person or persons responsible for this incident," Rilling said.

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