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    KKK fliers dropped off day before MLK Jr. Day

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    CHESTER, VA (CNN) -- The day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a Virginia community gets some disturbing flyers from the Ku Klux Klan. Neighbors say those responsible dropped off the flyers in the middle of the night.

    When walking down her driveway Sunday morning, Kathy Thomas discovers something other than her newspaper.

    She says a flyer, claiming to be from the loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was at the very end of her driveway. She said, "So, I picked it up, and I looked at it, and my heart started beating faster. I said, 'Now, what in the world?'"

    The flyer was in a plastic bag. Inside was a message speaking out against Martin Luther King Jr. Kathy said, "It's just sad, and it's unsettling, and I hope the young people realize that this is hate. This is not love."

    Neighbors say they believe the fliers were dropped off sometime in the middle of the night and early morning around the subdivision but say it's the message on the flier the day before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday that has them infuriated. Tony Hobbs said, "This man stood up for equality for everybody ... but I do understand that folks have their voice and their opinion. They can say what they'd like to say, but don't force it on folks."

    And while they may never know why the group chose their neighborhood, many say they have a message for those passing out these fliers. Kathy said, "Show your faces. Let the neighbors know who you are." Tony adds, "Whatever they're trying to get from that, it won't happen -- not in this community."

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