A non-white Lewisville resident used Facebook Wednesday night to alert other Lewisville Texans that Old Town Lewisville had been covered with flyers urging citizens to “Keep America American” and “report any and all illegal aliens.”
Adonis and Lynzi Carcamo discovered the flyers and posted a photo on the City of Lewisville Facebook group. The two then walked around the Old Town area pulling down the illegally posted flyers.
The flyers, printed in red and blue on 8.5 x 11-inch paper were stapled or glued on utility poles, signs, and boxes for several blocks around the Main and Mill street intersection.
While the content of the flyers is constitutionally protected free speech, it is prohibited to post them on poles or other public structures, according to Lewisville city ordinance 7-563.
According to the website listed on the flyers, they appear to be produced by an organization called Patriot Front.
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The group uses the National Socialist slogan “blood and soil.” That is the English translation of a common NS chant “blut und boden,” which was meant as a call to ethnonationalism in National Socialist Germany.
Adonis Carcamo, whose parents are migrants from El Salvador, said the posters made him feel very uncomfortable. “I’m disappointed to see this in our community but I am confident that it does not represent our city,” he said.
“The overwhelming support from the post in the City of Lewisville page definitely made me feel welcome in calling this town my home but it’s not without mentioning that these issues do in fact exist and should be talked about even if it makes people uncomfortable.”