February 20, 2020

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KKK flyers distributed in Chilliwack worry residents

Photo Credit To Cameron Kenis

Police confirm dozens of flyers have been delivered in the area

It was early Thursday morning when Chilliwack resident Cameron Kenis noticed something at the end of his driveway.

“It was this little Ziplock bag with rice in it and then a little note,” Kenis said.

The note was a flyer advertising the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, pontificating “Yes! White lives do matter!” alongside a U.S. phone number and a website.

“I was kind of shocked that you’d see something in this day and age, in our community, something like that. It was a little bit concerning.”

Kenis walked out to see if any of his neighbours had also received the package. When he saw that his was the only house on his block that had, he worried he’d been targeted because his fiancee is partly of Chinese heritage.

He posted the flyer on Facebook; friends living nearby commented they had gotten the same package delivered to their homes as well. Some even speculated that there has been a KKK group lying low in Chilliwack for a number of years.

Read More Here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/chilliwack-kkk-flyers-1.3699955#DVP

Dozens of KKK flyers found around Chilliwack raise concerns of racism

Dozens of racist flyers bearing the name of the KKK have been distributed around Chilliwack in recent days.

“Loyal white knights of the Ku Klux Klan,” they read. “Yes! White lives do matter!!! ‘We must secure the existence of our people & a future for white children!”

CBC News reported that one of the pamphlets was delivered with a bag of rice. The Chilliwack resident who found it outside his home, Cameron Kenis, told a reporter he worried that his home was targeted because his fiancé is of a Chinese background.

“It was this little Ziplock bag with rice in it and then a little note,” Kenis told CBC News about the flyer.

He said he checked his neighbours’ properties to see if they had received similar packages. Kenis said they had not and that this added to his concern for his house being targeted.

Read More Here: http://www.straight.com/news/746101/dozens-kkk-flyers-found-around-chilliwack-raise-concerns-racism#DVP

Post source : CBC News; Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight

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