LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of flyers promoting the KKK were tossed onto driveways around Lonoke County, and it quickly became a bigger issue than police expected.
"I couldn't believe it when my husband brought it in this morning," said Margaret Walters. Her husband walked out to get the paper that morning, and he got one, but not the one he or his wife are used to. Instead, he got a flyer recruiting people in the small town of Ward to join the KKK. "I think it's terrible people are passing this stuff around. It's hate—that's what it is it's hate."
When Margaret went to tell her friend about it, she found out it didn't just happen to her. It happened to more than 300 others in the town of 4,000 as well as spreading to nearby cities like Austin and Cabot.
Art Brooke is the town's mayor, and he said this isn't the first time the city has dealt with the group's presence. In 1999, the city took action when the group was found gathering out near the city's limits.
"We don't see any benefits from the KKK. They don't provide any services—no shelter for our people. You know they don't provide any food for the hungry," Brooke said.
For now, the city will remain vigilant as they try to keep rounding up more of the flyers.
The mayor and police said they're investigating and are not afraid to take action if necessary. THV11 tried contacting the number on the flyer to get an explanation of why they're doing this, but they didn't return our call.