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Are Arkansas Towns Seeing a Resurgent Ku Klux Klan?


"I couldn't believe it..."

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"Neighborhood watch" — emphasis on the white, pointed "hood."

Communities in Lonoke County, Arkansas, expressed shock and fear after being blanketed with fliers advertising the presence of — and recruiting for — the Ku Klux Klan this week, KTHV-TV reported.

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According to police, the fliers were thrown into driveways in the cities of Ward, Austin and Cabot by people inside a van, but police were unable to get the van's license plate number.

"I couldn't believe it when my husband brought [the KKK flier] in this morning," local resident Margaret Walters told KTHV. "I think it's terrible people are passing this stuff around. It's hate — that's what it is it's hate."

Art Brooke, the mayor of Ward, told KTHV that the town has had run-ins with the KKK before, setting up security cameras around town in 1999 to keep the gathering group at bay.

"We don't see any benefits from the KKK," Brooke said, telling the news station that the town is prepared to take action against the KKK again.

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