Klan members used 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ to distribute recruitment fliers in Selma
A leader of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK admitted that members of his organization distributed over 4,000 recruitment fliers in the city of Selma, Alabama, in the weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”, reports AL.com.
Robert Jones, who identified himself as a Grand Dragon in the hate group, said his members had been busy in the past two two weeks leading up to the commemoration.
“We pretty much put out fliers, some against King and some against immigration,” Jones said. “It’s time for the American people to wake up to these falsehoods that they preach about MLK.”
Thousands, including President Barrack Obama, attended the ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and civil rights marchers on Edmund Pettus Bridge that led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Many of the fliers were placed inside of plastic bags and weighted down with a rock before being placed of resident’s porches.
According to Jones, the Klan was not upset with the weekend’s events, saying, “Everybody has a right to gather in this country … freedom of speech.”
He admitted that he did see the weekend’s events as an opportunity for recruitment and to remind people that the Klan, first established in Pulaski, Tennessee in 1865, has not gone away.
“The Klan is still out there and we are watching.”