Utah Residents Fight Back with "Hate-Free Zones"

Utah Residents Fight Back with "Hate-Free Zones"

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Residents of one Utah neighborhood are fighting back after hate literature appeared on their lawns this weekend.

The flyers make thinly veiled attacks on Jews, undocumented Mexican workers, and others.

The group that distributed the flyers, the National Alliance, says that they are a political and educational organization. But residents here say that kind of education is not needed.

"Unbelievable," said Anna, a Douglas neighborhood resident, "I can't believe that someone would take the time to do something like this."

Yesterday the neighborhood made their views clear, declaring the area a hate free zone.

The group got some help from Legislator David Litvack, who campaigned unsuccessfully this year for tougher hate crime laws in the state.

Litvack said, "We need to let people know that hatred is not a part of who we are."

If you would like to officially make your neighborhood a hate free zone contact the group distributing them by click on the link above, or calling the phone number listed.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast