Residents of Danville, Virg., were upset to find fliers on their lawns last week telling them if they’re fed up with “racial mixing” and “black welfare” to support the local Ku Klux Klan’s “white revolution.”
Danville police say the local branch of the KKK, the Loyal White Knights, distributed the rolled up hate literature overnight under the cover of darkness.
“Had enough race mixing? Had enough minority tyranny?” the fliers ask.
Some of the fliers found Thursday morning also contained anti-gay and anti-lesbian rhetoric.
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A flier on the group’s website says, “Stop Aids — Support Gay Bashing.”
The group also subscribes to an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews secretly control the U.S. government, referred to as the Zionist Occupation Government or ZOG. “Everything we cherish is under assault by ZOG,” the group claims.
A total of about 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,” Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot told the Register & Bee.
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“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.”
“There’s always going to be radicals,” she added, “I would tell my neighbors to just throw this thing in the trash, too.”
In the last 10 years, Chief Broadfood said the KKK has distributed hate literature two or three other times in the area.