KKK members out recruiting in Park Hills, Missouri

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by Eric Lorenz

KMOV.com

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 6:57 AM

(KMOV) -- Ku Klux Klan members were out in full uniform Saturday in Park Hills, Missouri, handing out flyers and stirring up some discussion.

The Park Hills Police Department received numerous complaints about the KKK members handing out flyers along main street.  A spokesperson for the department said they asked the members to leave. 

The members left peacefully without any arrests or trouble.

Reverend B.T. Rice from he NAACP in St. Louis County said, "obviously they understand this is Black History Month and they want to make a point that racism is still alive and it's still very much being propagated throughout the community in Missouri.  Secondly I think it's important that we bring these issues to light so they don't continue to spread and swell."

One woman in Park Hills was so disturbed by the hooded people's presence that she posted a picture on the KMOV.com Facebook page and voiced her concern.
 

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