Nazi stickers put up near Carnatic

They said it was a ‘Nazi controlled zone’

Stickers have appeared around Liverpool claiming people are “entering a Nazi controlled zone”. The stickers were placed on lamp posts, doors and pelican crossings around Aigburth and Mossley Hill, near Carnatic student halls, on Remembrance Sunday. Merseyside Police have confirmed that they are aware of the stickers and are investigating them.

Mossley Hill councillor Patrick Hurley told the Liverpool Echo:

“As a result of the ECHO making me aware of these disgusting stickers, I’ve reported the matter to Merseyside Police and have arranged for them to be removed by council staff as a matter of urgency. I also went down myself straight from the Remembrance Sunday service at St George’s Hall to remove some myself. This is not welcome in Liverpool and we must unite against this politics of hate.”

Many of the stickers were found around the junction of Elmswood and Victoria Roads near the Aigburth Road end of Sefton Park.

They say: “You are entering a Nazi controlled zone” and also refer to to the far-right group “National-Action” which states its ultimate aim is for a “white Britain”.

This follows fascist protests in the town centre last February.

Cllr Hurley also said the offensive stickers are an “absolute disgrace” and added: “It’s the politics of hate – we’re seeing the rise of this sort of thing across the country, across the western world and it’s of huge importance that we all stand united against it and make sure there is no place for this sort of thing in Liverpool, or anywhere.

“I was surprised and shocked to find something like this in Liverpool – we’ve developed a reputation for being an open and tolerant city and we need to defend that reputation and make sure there’s no place for neo-Nazis, racism, politics of hate, the fascism that we see. It’s not welcome in Liverpool and as long as I’m an elected representative in this city it never will be welcome in Liverpool either.”

The Mossley Hill councillor urged anyone else who sees the stickers to take them down.

He added: “It comes down to each and every one of us to remove these signs of hate wherever we find them, and I would call on anyone if they see these signs themselves to don’t just ‘tut’ and say ‘isn’t it shocking’ – do something about it yourself, take the stickers off, report it to the police and make sure the authorities are aware and stand up for a decent, open tolerant society.”

Many of the stickers have since been peeled off.

Merseyside Police has been made aware of offensive posters and an investigation is underway into their origins. Anyone who has any information which could assist is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.