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Disturbing flyers found on Westport driveways

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These flyers have been found in Westport driveways (Westport police) These flyers have been found in Westport driveways (Westport police)
WESTPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Police and town officials in Westport are warning residents about flyers containing disturbing messages that have been found in some driveways.

The flyers were distributed to local homes and contained neo-Nazi and white supremacist content.

The police department is working with other local police to identify where the flyers came from.

The town is also working with the Connecticut Region Anti-Defamation League.

"You don't want to wake up and see that kind of hatred," said Andy Friedland, of the CT Region Anti-Defamation League."

Westport's first selectman said the latest incident comes two years to the day after disturbing fliers appeared in another part of town.

"Unfortunately, the last few years and months have reminded us that our nation still needs to deal with some serious societal and behavioral issues. We are reminded that Westport is not necessarily immune from these issues,” the first selectman said in a statement.

During the winter, someone dropped fliers on driveways in Norwalk, with the message "Make America White Again."

Two years ago, "white lives matter" fliers showed up in Milford. That was after other fliers were discovered in 2013.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, the number of incidents reported in the U.S. in the first three months of 2017, was 86 percent higher than last year.

"We have a team of researchers at our Center on Extremism who tracks white supremacist groups, who tracks extremists of all kids, so when police are trying to figure out who's doing this, we might have some information, we might be tracking individuals,” Friedland said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Westport police at 203-341-6080.

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