KKK Flyers Appearing Across Virginia Spark Multiple Police Investigations

Police in Virginia are investigating after a number of white supremacist flyers started appearing in towns and cities across the state.

At least three separate police forces are looking into flyers which are linked to the Loyal White Knights, a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated group based in Pelham, North Carolina.

The New Kent County Sheriff's Office said several members of the local community have reported flyers appearing in or near their mailboxes.

The department uploaded a photo of the flyer in a ziplock bag and weighed down with bird seed to Facebook. The flyer calls for "100% Americanism" and to "pray for white Americans in 2020."

The department is asking people who may have seen a vehicle distributing the flyers to come forward with any information.

"Do not put yourself in harms way or confront anyone to do so," a spokesperson added. "We would like to locate the parties involved. Similar items have been left in neighboring jurisdictions over the past six months or so."

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Posted by New Kent County Sheriff's Office on Monday, 13 July 2020

On Sunday, July 13, detectives from Norfolk Police in Virginia also launched an investigation after several offensive flyers were found in an East Beach neighborhood.

Just like in New Kent County, the flyers were also found in a plastic bag with birdseed and appear to be affiliated with the Loyal White Knights.

Detectives also believe these flyers could be related to a similar occurrence that happened on the Eastern Shore in June 2020.

The white supremacist flyers are similar to the ones found by a woman in a neighborhood in Newport News, Virginia.

Fabiola Curran told WAVY how she found the flyers on her driveway while walking her dog. Just like in the other two places, the flyers contained the words "100% Americanism" and "pray for white Americans in 2020."

She described how she thought she was being targeted by racists because she is in an interracial relationship until she saw they had been left outside other people's homes on the street too.

"The last thing we need is this kind of racist recruiting because it will divide us. I think we need to be united more than ever," Curran told WAVY.

"You think it's the past but obviously it's not. I mean obviously it's present. 2020 and we're still dealing with these types of situations in the United States, it's really scary," she added.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) describes the Loyal White Knight group as "one of the largest and most active Klan groups" in the U.S.

Newport News Police have been contacted for comment.

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File photo: Members of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan participate in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march July 11, 2009 in Pulaski, Tennessee. Police in Virginia are investigating after a number of KKK flyers started appearing acorss the state. Spencer Platt/Getty