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Stickers in downtown Lexington link to anti-Semitic content

Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 10:45 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Rabbi Shlomo Litvin is calling on the community to speak out after stickers linking to anti-Semitic content were placed throughout downtown Lexington over the weekend.

A viewer sent pictures of several stickers to WKYT. They’re red and white with a QR code printed in the center. WKYT blurred out the code.

The viewer told WKYT the stickers were on Sunrise Bakery, Corto Lima, Pearl’s, and the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, to name a few.

“Over the weekend, dozens of stickers were illegally plastered around downtown Lexington, with links to incoherent racist and antisemitic drivel,” said Rabbi Litvin in a statement.

WKYT scanned the code and it links to 290 recorded speeches by William Luther Pierce, the founder of the National Alliance. It was a white supremacist and neo-Nazi political organization.

“Racism and religious persecution are intolerable and have no place in Lexington,” said Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton.

Mayor Gorton is encouraging anyone who knows anything about the stickers to contact Lexington police at 859-258-3600.

“We must speak out and reject this affront. On behalf of our community, we encourage all people to do so,” said Rabbi Litvin.

The mayor said she would reach out to the Downtown Lexington Management District to see if their ambassadors can help with cleanup.

This all comes after an incident during Hanukkah in December and vandalism at the Chabad at UK Jewish Student Center in November.

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