Loudoun County Residents Consider KKK Flyers 'Direct Threat' to Community - NBC4 Washington

Loudoun County Residents Consider KKK Flyers 'Direct Threat' to Community

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    KKK Flyers Found Circulating in Virginia

    Police said it isn't illegal, but residents in Leesburg said KKK flyers that were tossed on their lawns were a "direct threat" to their neighborhood. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 22, 2018)

    The NAACP and Leesburg, Virginia, residents met with law enforcement after recruitment flyers for the Ku Klux Klan were tossed at houses during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

    It was the second incident for such flyers in the community. Just before Halloween, Leesburg residents found bags of candy with KKK flyers.

    “If people are putting recruitment fliers in community members’ mailboxes, saying those Jews, those black people, we got to do something about them,” a Loudoun County resident said. “That is a direct threat.”

    During a meeting on Monday night at the First Mount Olive Baptist Church, the residents and members of the NAACP wanted the FBI and law enforcement to arrest the people responsible for the flyers.

    Police said the flyers are protected under the First Amendment, and home were not targeted. They said the people responsible could be ticketed for littering, a misdemeanor.

    Residents said they plan on putting up orange ribbons to represent racial and religious unity. They said hate has no place in Loudoun County.

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