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KKK Flyers Found in Loudoun County Again

“For African Americans, the clan is our ISIS," an NAACP leader in the area said

Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers were discovered in two neighborhoods in Loudoun County this weekend.  

The sheriff's office was told Sunday morning about KKK flyers, two with CDs, on several driveways in the Paeonian Springs area. Less than two hours later, more flyers were discovered in Lovettsville along driveways, near mailboxes and on sidewalks. 

“For African Americans, the Klan is our ISIS,” said Phillip Thompson, president of the Loudoun County branch of the NAACP.

"Why won’t our elected officials and law enforcement step up and give these people as much energy as they’re trying to give us?” he continued. 

Authorities say there is no indication any homes that received flyers were targeted. Some of the flyers were similar to those reported in Leesburg days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Multiple KKK flyers have been dropped off in Leesburg, Lovettsville and Brunswick, Maryland in the past several months.

Last year, Leesburg residents received bags filled with candy and messages warning of "white extinction'' on Halloween.

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In response to the repeated drops of racist flyers, a number of county residents are tying orange ribbons to their mailboxes to express unity. Go here to learn more about "Love Your Neighbor: The Orange Ribbon Campaign."

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