A man caught putting “B****cks to Brexit” stickers on buildings around Canterbury has been issued with a warning.
City council officials spoke to the man and told him he could face court action for defacing property.
They warned him that fly-posting is an offence regardless of the message it is being used to promote.
City council spokesman Rob Davies said: “We received information from a member of the public about stickers relating to Brexit being stuck on various signs and structures in Canterbury.
“Officers investigated and an individual was issued with a community protection warning, instructing them to cease this activity immediately or else face a fine or court.
“Putting up stickers or posters on posts, walls or other street furniture is the offence of flyposting.
“We appreciate that people in the community have political viewpoints but flyposting is an offence, whatever the cause being promoted or event being advertised, and campaigners need to be aware of this.”
At the start of the month anti-Brexit campaigners staged a rally and march around Canterbury.
Many of them wore “B****cks to Brexit” stickers on their clothing. It is not known whether the man warned by council has anything to do with them.
Writing on the Canterbury Grot-Spots page on Facebook, Cllr Terry Westgate of St Stephen’s said he had started to remove the stickers. He said: “Apart from the crude wording it is also illegal fly posting.”
In response Paul Johnson said: “I don’t mind these. There’s always been political stickers like these. At least it has meaning rather than a simplistic graffiti tag.”
This week it emerged that House of Commons speaker John Bercow had been displaying a “B****cks to Brexit” sticker in his car.
Writer Tom Goodenough accused him of demeaning his office. He said: “The speaker is supposed to be impartial, and nowhere is this more important than on an issue as divisive as Brexit.
“Parliament has, and will continue to come under, intense scrutiny as it votes on key legislation in the Brexit process.
“Any whiff of suggestion that the Commons Speaker is opposed to Brexit will make the job of MPs much harder.
“It will also inevitably wind up those who accuse Parliament of trying to block Brexit.”