Police in Denver are canvassing a neighborhood for clues after someone hung racists fliers that targeted the Hispanic community.
On Saturday, local poet Bobby LeFebre (pictured above) and a group of demonstrators walked through the Denver neighborhood to express their disgust with nearly a dozen signs with messages like “Get rid of poor Hispanics,” “White Power,” and “This neighborhood belongs to the whites now.”
LeFebre suggested to KMGH that the racial tension had been connected to gentrification, where more affluent white business and home owners had forced out poorer, longtime Hispanic residents.
“They’re calling it an evolution as if what existed their before was some how subhuman but my neighborhood had history,” LeFebre explained.
He told KUSA that there was tension around the neighborhood because of gentrification, and that the signs were “a manifestation of that tension.”
The Denver Police Department had not identified any suspects as of Sunday.
Watch the video below from KDVR, broadcast May 12, 2104.