Shreveport, LA – From flyers scattered about the Shreveport/Bossier City neighborhoods to a banner.
And one local didn’t want to spread his hate message freely down a Shreveport freeway.
It wasn’t the kind of welcome sign he expected over the weekend.
On the heels of antisemitic leaflets appearing in neighborhoods on both sides of the Red River, a large banner spewing hatred towards members of the Jewish community appeared in a very conspicuous area on Saturday.
Above Interstate 20.
It’s not known how long it was hanging out there on the Fairfield Avenue overpass when the Shreveport man saw it, took the next exit, came back and tore it down.
KSLA News 12’s Doug Warner caught up with it just moments before tossing it in a dumpster.
The person in charge of the banner blames the Jewish faith for the many sufferings of the world.
Unfortunately, the person behind last month’s flyers was hiding behind freedom of speech and likely faced nothing but trash if he or she got caught.
But for the man cutting off the rough but big banner, this feels taken to a whole new level.
“I’ll keep dismantling it when I see it. I would think free speech in your garden is a thing; But out on a public road it’s different. I don’t think we have the right to put up signs at the edge of the highway.”
KSLA News 12 did not identify the man to prevent the person responsible for hanging the banner from targeting him for taking it down.
Late Monday afternoon, Warner spoke to the Shreveport Police Department to see if a line had been legally crossed since the banner was posted on the freeway.