Several neo-Nazi stickers were discovered in the city of Leominster over the weekend, something that the Massachusetts city's mayor decried on Monday.
“Leominster is no place for hate and no one will tear us down with disgusting/hateful stickers,” Mayor Dean Mazzarella said in a Facebook post.
People have been ripping the signs down around Leominster as soon as they see them, according to the Leominster Police Department, and Mazzarella encouraged citizens to continue tearing down signs, saying that they should be treated like graffiti.
“See one, tear it off,” he said.
The white supremacist group Patriot Front has been blamed for the postings. Group members “maintain that their ancestors conquered America and bequeathed it solely to them,” according to the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks hate groups.
Patriot Front's most common form of activism is the distribution of signs and stickers like the ones posted in Leominster, which said "America First" above a
It wasn't the only anti-Semitic incident to take place in the Boston area this week. Holocaust-denying flyers were found at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead over the weekend.