An antifascist organization in Rochester, New York, plastered 250 fliers around Honeoye Falls. The flier identifies a local resident who participated in last week's white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The picture shows a group of demonstrators marching through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on August 11.
The flier says Kuhn is a “leading figure with the Daily Stormer, an avowedly neo-Nazi website around which local groups have been organizing to promote anti-Semitism, white supremacy and violence against LGBTQ communities,” as reported in the Livingston County News.
Kuhn acknowledged that he was in Charlottesville to protest the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue, but denied allegations that he is a neo-Nazi.
“I’m not a neo-Nazi. I don’t belong to a German workers’ party from 1933,” he told the paper. “... I’m a moderate Republican.”
Kuhn says that since he has been identified, his "life is over" and that he and his family members have received death threats.
In response, Honeoye Falls Mayor Milne released a statement on the village's official website, condemning bigotry, as well as the "illegal" fliers:
Honeoye Falls Community: Last evening papers were posted around the village that specifically named a local person and detailed this persons alleged involvement with Nazis protests.
While I will publicly state that I condemn racial bigotry, Nazis and white supremacy actions and any actions that do not treat all people with respect and dignity, I will also say publicly and officially that the Village will not allow illegal posts to be published around our community. We do not want to stoop to that level.
The Monroe County Sheriff's have been contacted and the Village will support their actions/findings.
Richard B. Milne, Mayor