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KKK Invites North Carolina Town To ‘White People Only’ Cross-Burning

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File photo of KKK rally. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — Police in Reidsville are investigating some fliers that invite people to a cross-burning.

Police Chief Edd Hunt said officers have received calls about the fliers, which come two weeks after the Ku Klux Klan held a protest in nearby Eden.

“Join us, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, for a rally and cross lighting, Saturday, May 26, Harmony, North Carolina,” the flier says, according to the Winston Salem-Journal. “Free Admition (sic)-White People Only. No alcohol, drugs, fighting, glass bottles or weapons. Free on site camping-all major motels in area. Souvenirs. Vendors. Food and beverages for Sale. Cross lighting at dusk-a white unity event. Live country band. Security provided by LWK.”

Hunt says detectives are investigating but he’s not sure if the material is connected to the earlier protests in Eden.

Annie Pinnix says she and her husband found one of the fliers rolled up like a newspaper in her driveway. She says she’s lived in the neighborhood for six years and has never seen anything like this.

“I’m a little bothered by it,” Pinnix told the Salem-Journal.

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