Troubling pamphlets inviting people to a cross-burning event in Reidsville, North Carolina, has led to a police investigation. According to Police Chief Edd Hunt, the flyers, which advertises a cryptic Ku Klux Klan (KKK) event for “white people only,” came to light after officers received phone calls from concerned recipients.
The event advertisement comes just two weeks after the KKK held a protest in Eden, a nearby city. While police aren’t yet sure if the alleged event promotion is connected to the previous protest, detectives are currently looking into the matter.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported the following about the KKK event that was held earlier this month:
Several members of the Ku Klux Klan apparently held a demonstration in Eden on the site of a former Sonic Drive-In on Tuesday evening, according to city police.
The News & Record reported that David Dude, who owns the property at 104 E. Harris Place, said he was notified by the Eden Police that five Klan members were waving signs and holding a peaceful demonstration on the vacant lot.
The demonstrators left after Dude told police they did not have permission to be there.
Dude said he doesn’t know what the demonstration was about, what was on the signs or how long the demonstration lasted.
Considering this development, the presence of the flyer has some wondering is KKK activities are on the rise. The pamphlet, which was found in at least one resident’s driveway — rolled up and wrapped like a newspaper — has created a stir, but no serious fears, police report.
“Join us, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, for a rally and cross lighting, Saturday, May 26, Harmony, North Carolina,” the flier proclaims. “Free Admition (sic)-White People Only. No alcohol, drugs, fighting, glass bottles or weapons. Free on site camping-all major motels in area. Souvenirs. Vendors. Food and beverages for Sale. Cross lighting at dusk-a white unity event. Live country band. Security provided by LWK.”
Annie Pinnix, one of the individuals who reported finding the message in her driveway, claims that she’s lived in the area for six years and has never seen anything quite like it before. Like anyone else would be in her position, she admitted being “a little bothered by it.”
(H/T: CBS Charlotte)