July 16, 2020 – Waterloo Regional Police have confirmed to Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) that an investigation is underway after neo-Nazi posters were found in Kitchener, Ont. and shared on social media by local residents.
The posters promote a website calling itself the “official media source for the Folkish Resistance Movement, a National Socialist political organization based primarily out of North America.”
The posters include messages such as “smash white guilt,” “love not hate” with the word “love” including a swastika and the word “hate” including a Star of David; and “break debt slavery” with an image of a man breaking a chain that includes a Star of David, alluding to a longstanding antisemitic trope about Jewish control over banking and finance.
“We are urging police to conduct a thorough investigation into these posters to identify and charge the perpetrators and send a message that such hateful propaganda will not be tolerated in Kitchener or anywhere else,” said Jaime Kirzner-Roberts, director of FSWC’s Campaign Against Antisemitism.