KKK Propaganda Distributed on MLK Weekend

Leesburg Police and the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office are investigating several incidents involving propaganda fliers being distributed by individuals claiming to be Ku Klux Klan members, on the Saturday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 16, the Leesburg Police Department began receiving reports of suspicious fliers found outside of homes on the east side of town. Meanwhile the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office also received reports of KKK propaganda fliers found in the driveways of several homes along Hampshire Station Drive in Sterling.

The preliminary investigation in Leesburg revealed that the fliers were most likely distributed due to the close proximity of the day the nation honors the legacy of King’s birthday, and also the close proximity of the presidential inauguration.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the fliers were in plastic bags and weighed down with birdseed, and were similar to fliers distributed in the region in the past.

Both departments concluded that the material appears to have been distributed randomly and was not specifically targeting any particular individuals. Detectives will work with local, state, and federal partners to identify any potential threats to the community.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information about these cases, or with possible surveillance video, to call Detective Pickrell at 703-777-1021. Tips can also be submitted through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app.

Residents can report suspicious activity to the Leesburg Police Department 24/7 on the non-emergency dispatch line at 703-771-4500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).

6 thoughts on “KKK Propaganda Distributed on MLK Weekend

  • 2021-01-16 at 1:39 pm
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    Let’s hope the parents of these kids step forward and deal with this…

  • 2021-01-16 at 3:20 pm
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    No camera taking pictures? Does anyone know the whereabouts of Randall when these were distributed. Until she was in office we didn’t have this misdirection.

  • 2021-01-17 at 12:45 pm
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    No description?

    Remember the guy who was vandalizing Leesburg with Nazi imagery?
    I do.

  • 2021-01-17 at 12:50 pm
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    Every week I find the Loudoun Times Mirror in my driveway. I notified the LCSO but they said something about free speech and that if I didnt want it to just throw it in the trash.

  • 2021-01-18 at 12:43 am
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    Who cares? Whether it was the recent flyers slamming Trump with all sorts of names or one slamming MLK, either read it or trash it. Folks still have the right to distribute any viewpoint they want. Why the big deal on this or any other flyer? Randall grandstanding on a critical Trump flyer was the ultimate joke. We know Randall would like to suppress all viewpoints but those of her political allies.

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