Racist fliers appear in Hilliard and west Columbus days after rally to denounce them

There’s outrage over the appearance of racist stickers and flyers in parts of Hilliard and west Columbus. (WSYX/WTTE)

HILLIARD, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - There’s outrage over the appearance of racist stickers and fliers in parts of Hilliard and west Columbus.

The hateful images support white nationalism and oppose interracial relationships. The stickers and fliers were first reported Thursday, Feb. 1.

On Sunday, Feb. 4, Hilliard United Against Hate organized a rally against the images appearing in the community. Now, more racist posters have been reported in the area of Springdale Boulevard, Hilliard-Rome Road and Roberts Road.

"A couple of friends driving home from the rally actually found more stickers and more fliers around Hilliard,” said Nikki Buskirk.

Buskirk is a member of Hilliard United Against Hate. She’s also a Hilliard resident outraged the images are appearing in a community where she’s raising her children.

"I'm angry because this is 2018. This is the fight my mom, my grandmom fought. Why am I doing this now?”

Buskirk said Hilliard and Columbus police have been notified of the posters. It’s not known who’s responsible for them. Buskirk explained the community won’t tolerate the divisive messages.

"Hilliard will not stand for this. We love each other. We're a welcoming community to everyone. So, you can take the signs and go somewhere else."

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