North Charleston neighbors to gather after KKK presence in their streets

North Charleston neighbors to gather after KKK presence in their streets

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston neighbors are rallying together, after receiving what they call "unsettling" fliers from the Ku Klux Klan.

Jesse Williams, president of the Waylyn Neighborhood Association, says their community is gathering Wednesday evening to talk about what happened last week.

Williams says residents in his neighborhood, off Dorchester Road, found fliers on their car windshields, last Wednesday.

The fliers read, in part, "Neighborhood Watch: You can sleep tonight, knowing the Klan is awake!" The flier also provided contact information for Traditionalist American Knights, urging residents to contact the KKK if there are "troubles in your neighborhood."

A representative from the Traditionalist American Knights, Frank Ancona, responded to Live 5 News. Ancona says that the fliers are available to print from their website. However, they claim no member of their group is responsible for putting them on cars in the North Charleston neighborhood.

Regardless of who is responsible, Williams says neighbors have been unsettled since the fliers popped up.  A police report has been filed with the North Charleston Police Department.

In response to the Klan's sudden presence in their streets, Williams says Wednesday's meeting is a chance for his neighbors to share their feelings about the fliers. It's also a chance for them to show and feel solidarity.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m., at the intersection of Wye Lane and Ferrara Drive.

The neighborhood association has created their own fliers to counter the KKK's.

They'll be handing them out tonight in hopes of sending a clear message.

The fliers say "We say no to KKK" and "This community stands together against racism."

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