Police: KKK propaganda fliers distributed in Virginia ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


    The KKK propaganda fliers that were found in Leesburg around Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2018 (ABC7 file photo)

    LEESBURG, Va. (WJLA) - Police are investigating several incidents involving propaganda fliers being distributed in Leesburg by individuals claiming to be Ku Klux Klan members.

    The Leesburg Police Department said they received the first report of the fliers Sunday morning shortly after 8 a.m. outside of a business downtown in the North King Street area.

    According to a preliminary investigation, the fliers appear to contain propaganda material and were likely distributed due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. At this time, police believe the material was distributed randomly and not specifically targeting any particular people.

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    As with previous incidents involving similar fliers, Leesburg Police said investigators will work with local, state and federal partners to identify any potential threats to the community.

    Propaganda fliers were also posted in Leesburg by individuals claiming to be KKK members around Martin Luther King Jr. Day last year.

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