Wednesday, July 6, 2016

White Supremacist Group Tries To Redecorate The Loop, Gets Shut Down Quickly

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A white supremacist group spent some time putting up a handful of posters downtown over the weekend, littering parts of the loop with messages like "protect our heritage" and "our future belongs to us.

The posters, which are black and feature various and not-so-subtle racist messages laid over statues, have been spotted at the State Street Red Line stop, the Bean, along the Lakefront Trail and in a few other places, and in one exceptionally poignant placement, in the shadow of Trump Tower. All of them feature text reading "Identity Evropa," the group that's claiming responsibility for creating them.

According to their Facebook page, Identity Evropa is an "American based identitarian organization dedicated to educating the people of European heritage about the importance of a Eurocentric identity." In other words, Identity Evropa are basically fucking Nazis. The group was created by Nathan Damigo, a former veteran living in California who has long ties to white supremacist groups, including the National Youth Front.

Chicago isn’t the only city that's been targeted by Identity Evropa’s “#FashTheCity” campaign; the group has posted photos of their trash being plastered in several cities in California, Kansas and Colorado.

Predictably, Chicagoans haven’t taken too kindly to fascist trash being wheatpasted around their city. Already, groups have been calling for their removal and some have reportedly been taken down.