Flyers taking aim at ‘migrant underclass’ left in Candler Park yards

Some homeowners in northeast Atlanta say they were appalled by what they found on their doorsteps over the weekend.

Northeast Atlanta residents woke up recently to find flyers disparaging a “migrant underclass” distributed in their Candler Park yards.

The flyers, left in plastic bags weighted down with pebbles, read in part: “At every turn, the foreign interests of the third world are placed before our people. We will not tolerate a global government ruling over our national people, and we will not tolerate the theft of our future as a gift to a migrant underclass.”

The group named on the flyers, Patriot Front, is based in Texas. The Anti-Defamation League, a nonpartisan civil rights and human relations nonprofit, says the Patriot Front is an alt-right "white supremacist group whose members maintain that their ancestors conquered America and bequeathed it solely to them."

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The messages have left some neighbors offended.

“In the past, people put hoods on to say their racial messages, now they just feel like they can just show up and say it to anybody at any time,” neighbor Travis Glahn told Channel 2 Action News.

It’s unclear why the flyers were left in Candler Park, which is largely known as a progressive neighborhood that welcomes diversity.

“... this is obviously not the kind of place that they’re going to find people to join their crusade,” Cathy Stephens, a visitor to the adjacent Little Five Points neighborhood, told the television station.

Atlanta police said no police reports were filed, according to Channel 2.

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