Residents of a neighborhood in Maine woke up Monday to find Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers on their driveways.
The fliers appeared outside homes on South Freeport Road in Freeport inside baggies full of pebbles. Jack May, a Freeport resident, saw the fliers during his morning run, our partners at WGME report.
The flier read: "You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake! Are there troubles in your neighborhood? Contact the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan today!" and urged people to call a "24-hour Klanline."
Those who call that number get a message stating the KKK is "unapologetically committed to the interests and values of the white race" and other KKK propaganda.
We will absolutely, loudly drive them away.
Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, who lives on that road, didn't see the fliers, but she saw the police response.
"There is no place for these people anywhere in our community," she said.
They feel like they can get away with anything now. They feel like they have the backing of the commander-in-chief.
May said he thought the fliers might be the result of racists growing bolder under President Trump, whose victory was celebrated by the KKK.
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