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Community rally to be held after racist fliers surface in Southington

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This flier was found on two vehicles in Southington between Friday and Saturday. (Southington police photo) This flier was found on two vehicles in Southington between Friday and Saturday. (Southington police photo)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

After racist fliers were left on cars in Southington last week, a group of people are looking to spread the message of love, kindness and respect.

A community rally will be held at the First Congregational Church of Southington on Saturday morning.

Organizers said the purpose is to “rejuvenate our mission to helping lift one another and extending the handshake (or hug) of peace.”

The rally will begin at 10 a.m. at the church located at 37 Main St., Southington.

Participants are being asked to wear red and white to symbolize love and friendship.

Last week, police said they received two complaints about fliers that said "American Nazi Party," had a swastika and the words "white power."

One flier was found on a vehicle parked at the Southington YMCA on High Street. The other was on a parked vehicle at the Southington YMCA gymnastics center on Putnam Place.

Police have not said where the fliers originated, but anyone with information should contact Southington police at 860-621-0101.

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