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Ku Klux Klan spend anniversary of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ recruiting with racist pamphlets

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
A woman looks at an image of Martin Luther King Jr before a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge
A woman looks at an image of Martin Luther King Jr before a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge

The nice folk at the Ku Klux Klan spent the anniversary of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ recruiting with racist pamphlets.

The pamphlets were left at homes in Selma hours before crowds walked the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the 50th anniversary of the events that led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

As President Barak Obama led marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in memory of the civil rights movement, a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan tried to recruit new members.

Homeowners woke to find flyers outside their homes before thousands marched.

Regardless of the movement’s anniversary, the marchers and presidential speech in Selma meant nothing to the hate group’s leader who calls himself a grand dragon, according to the Press-Register.

“Everybody has a right to gather in this country,” Robert Jones, of the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights, told the paper.

He said he was frustrated that people are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr, a man “they don’t know,” he claims.

The hate group’s papers were stuffed in plastic sandwich baggies with a rock as a paperweight and then thrown out of their cars.

Klansmen had already distributed at least 4,000 flyers that state “Save our land, join the Klan” in Selma and Montgomery in the past two weeks to boost membership.

The houses were apparently chosen at random.

“The Klan is still out there and watching,” Jones added.