Request for assistance for removal of Far Right/Extreme Right Wing propaganda
We have been made aware of an increase in fly posting and graffiti relating to a possible emergence in Far Right/Extreme Right Wing groups groups active on the Borough. We have had several residents and schools inform us that these appear to be popping up more frequently which does seem to suggest that at least individuals, some of whom may represent nefarious organisations, are actively disseminating these messages.
Could I ask that staff familiarise themselves with some of the material which have recently been noted and are tasked with pro-actively reporting it (ideally photographing it in situ and sending to Adam Browne.
The 2 yellow and black posters (one smaller discreetly placed on street lights) aren’t obviously offensive at first and could easily be overlooked. They are the propaganda of Generation Identity, a pan Europemean Identarian movement which calls for the removal of non-white people from Europe which is also extremely Islamophobic.
Charlton Loyal is a lot less known and is not linked in any way to Charlton Athletic Football Club (despite the stickers suggesting otherwise) and it identifies itself as Loyalist movement and defender of British tradition. However we cannot corroborate this and the paramilitary style emblem could well be cause for concern.
The final example is some poorly painted graffiti pertaining to be on behalf of the NATIONAL FRONT, a well-recognised but slightly dated organisation. We believe that this is likely to be the work of someone acting alone but targeting our BME communities.
Obviously all of this propaganda has the ability to cause huge offence to many of our residents and leave them feeling marginalised and isolated so your assistance with this going forward would be very much welcomed.
Adam Browne – Prevent Coordinator
020 8921 8324