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City officials denounce racist flyers papered around stadium

Several hundred people gathered in Providence as Mayor Jorge Elorza and other officials denounced racist flyers distributed throughout Pawtucket over the weekend.

The flyers were left in doorways and placed on signs around McCoy Stadium. The covers read, "Negro Crime in Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's Sanctuary City," and the interior listed African American residents who have been charged with a crime.

The flyers also had an image of the head of the city's NAACP chapter, Jim Vincent, on the cover.

Elorza says the city will not allow hate to become normalized.



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