Mysterious 'It's OK to be Muslim' and 'It's OK to be black' flyers appear in Edinburgh phone box

They could be in response to slogans which have appeared in other Scottish cities recently...

Monday, 30th December 2019, 1:27 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 1:29 pm

Mysterious flyers saying "It's OK to be Muslim" and 'It's OK to be black" have appeared in an Edinburgh phone box.

The two flyers, on white A4 paper with black lettering, appeared attached to a public phone box on Queensferry Road today (December 30).

It is not known who is responsible for the production and distribution of the messages, which could be in response to neo-Nazi related slogans which were spotted in Scottish cities such as Perth and Dundee earlier in the year.

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'It's okay to be white'

Flyers bearing the slogan "It's okay to be white" appeared in Perth city centre recently, and it could be the ones popping up in the Capital are in response.

Scotland's deputy first minister condemned the appearance of stickers in Perth.

It is not known who is responsible for the production and distribution of the messages

The stickers were posted on lampposts and drainpipes throughout the city.

John Swinney, who is also MSP for Perthshire North, said the "atrocious" stickers had "no place in Perth or any other part of our country."

Posting on Twitter, Mr Swinney said: "We must stand together to resist this unacceptable material."

That wasn't the first time that the message appeared in a Scottish city.

Flyers bearing the slogan "It's okay to be white"appeared in Perth city centre recently

Stickers bearing the same slogan popped up in Dundee earlier in the year.

The slogan was originally on a 2017 poster campaign in America with the aim of provoking a reaction, but was hijacked by neo-Nazi groups.

Have you seen any more of the flyers stuck around Edinburgh? If so, you can snap a picture and send to [email protected]

The two flyers, on white A4 paper with black lettering, appeared attached toa public phone box on Queensferry Road