An unknown group of people placed two professionally made banners on both sides of an overpass in Knoxville. The banners appear to be part of a growing trend. Similar banners have been hung on overpasses or displayed near highways in other states.
The media in Knoxville is calling the banners a “white supremacist message.” Ironically the media have now shown the banners to an astronomically higher number of people than those who would have seen them driving to work.
In Harrison, Arkansas a man paid to have “Anti-Racist is a code-word for Anti-White” put on a billboard in a tiny town for one year. The media gave it state-wide publicity. When an “anti-racist” vandalized the billboard, it received a second wave of publicity.
As long as the media gives the signs thousands of dollars worth of free publicity, they will probably continue.
Knoxville police are asking the owners of the banners to come retrieve them, so police can charge them with trespassing on railroad property.
A picture shows the banner bearing the message, “‘Diversity’ is a code word for white genocide.”DeBusk said no one was around when officers arrived at the overpass and no one has claimed responsibility for the banners.He said the Police Department’s Intelligence Unit and railroad police are investigating the incident. Officers with each agency took one of the banners as part of the probe.“The only penalty we know of right now would be for trespassing, which would be on the railroad property,” he said.DeBusk said the owner of the banners can contact the Police Department at 865-215-7212 to reclaim the items.