Ku Klux Klan Sends Message to Selma

Fliers coincide with 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2015 5:30 PM CDT
Ku Klux Klan Distributes Fliers in Selma
This photo shows a man at a Ku Klux Klan gathering.   (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, William Bretzger)

Civil rights supporters aren't the only ones making waves in Alabama—the Ku Klux Klan showed up, too, distributing fliers around Selma and Montgomery over the past two weeks, AL.com reports. The Loyal White Knights of the KKK's grand dragon, Robert Jones, says roughly 4,000 fliers were tossed on people's doorsteps in bags weighted by rocks. Some fliers opposed Martin Luther King Jr., while others were "against immigration," he says. Jones claims to support people's right to gather at Edmund Pettus Bridge, but he says they're wrong to back King, "a man they don't know about." He says the fliers are designed to attract KKK members and keep the group in the public eye. "The Klan is still out there and we are watching," he adds. Here's one tweet and another showing images of the fliers. (Meanwhile, a petition says Edmund Pettus Bridge shouldn't honor the KKK leader.)

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