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Another hate group sticker found in Germantown

Aug 09, 2021 6:00 am

Hatewatchreport [dot] com is reporting for the third time in as many months a Patriot Front recruitment sticker with its fascist symbolism has been placed on public property in the town of Germantown. Each of the stickers dates from different time periods, which suggests that someone is posting the stickers as new ones are issued by the group. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Patriot Front is a white nationalist hate group that formed in the aftermath of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. The organization broke off from Vanguard America neo-Nazi group that participated in that demonstration. This year Patriot Front stickers have been found at locations throughout Columbia County. A recruitment sticker was found July 3, on the reverse side of a road sign in Palatine Park in Germantown. In May, a similar sticker was posted on a street sign pole, also in Palatine Park. A Patriot Front "Life-Liberty-Victory" sticker was placed on a street sign pole at the corner of Kinderhook Street and Park Row in Chatham on May 5. The group posted numerous stickers along Main Street in Philmont in February. And during the same period, a resident witnessed someone placing an "America First — Patriot Front" sticker on a metal utility poll on Park Row in the village of Chatham. Read more at hatewatchreport [dot] com.