Racist posters which appeared in city centre condemned

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The posters appeared across the city of Perth (Perth Against Racism)
The posters appeared across the city of Perth (Perth Against Racism)

A series of racist posters which read “It’s ok to be white” have been condemned after appearing in Perth city centre.

Campaign group Perth Against Racism posted photos of the posters which were put up across the Scottish city over the weekend.

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The slogan originated in the US where it was adopted by neo-Nazi groups and white supremacists as a backlash against “woke” culture.

Perth Against Racism said they had spoken to a non-white resident who said the posters had made the city “feel unsafe for all people who are not white”.

“Let's get these down folks,” the group posted on Facebook.

“Show that we are a welcoming and diverse city. Have seen quite a lot ripped off already.

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“We ask this person to come forward and talk about their motivation,” it added.

The appearance of the posters soon caught the attention of the deputy first minister for Scotland John Swinney, who called them “unacceptable”.

“This is atrocious and has no place in Perth or any other part of our country,” he posted on Twitter.

“We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material.”

According to BBC News, stickers bearing the same slogan appeared in Dundee in September.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Although no complaint has been made to police regarding these posters, they have been brought to our attention and officers are currently looking into the matter."

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