Knoxville police remove white supremacy banners from overpass

Knoxville police remove white supremacy banners from I-640 overpass

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The banners were found hanging from an I-640 overpass Monday morning. The banners were found hanging from an I-640 overpass Monday morning.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville police removed two vinyl banners that contained what police called a message of white supremacy from an Interstate 640 overpass Monday morning.

Police first received a call about the banners hanging from the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge over I-640 just before 9 a.m.

The banners read "'Diversity' is a code word for white genocide."

KPD and NS Railroad Police removed the banners. Investigators with both departments are working to determine who placed the signs there.

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