Virginia residents alarmed to find KKK fliers in their yard

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 9, 2013 9:07 EDT
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Residents of a neighborhood in Virginia were upset to find fliers with the signature of a branch of the Ku Klux Klan in their front lawns.

The racist and anti-gay fliers were distributed Wednesday night or early Thursday morning in the quiet Marshall Terrace neighborhood in Danville, according to The Register & Bee. The fliers asked residents if they were fed up with “racial mixing” and “black welfare,” before urging them to support the “white revolution.” Another flyer urged the residents to “support gay bashing” to fight against HIV/AIDS.

The fliers can be found on the website of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The group describes itself as “a law abiding Christian Organization” that fights “for WHITE PEOPLES RIGHTS.”

“I resent it,” an 86-year-old woman who found a flier told The Register & Bee. “It just aggravated me. I picked it up and put it in the trash where it belonged.”

Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot said it wasn’t the first time KKK materials had been discovered in the city. In the last decade, local police have received reports of KKK materials two or three other times.

Police estimate that more than 500 fliers were distributed, in violation of the Danville Code of Ordinances.

“If we can determine who threw the note, we will make a charge, absolutely,” told The Register & Bee.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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