Huntington Beach residents received an unwelcome surprise on Easter morning: Fliers featuring Ku Klux Klan propaganda peppered a block of 18th Street in downtown.…
A resident filed a report with the Huntington Beach Police Department.

But it wasn’t just the words and images that alarmed locals — it’s what the pamphlets were promoting: a rally for this Saturday.…
The fliers, which were sealed in plastic bags with rocks, arrived only a week after similar paraphernalia was found in Newport Beach.

By Monday morning, the images and event information had been widely disseminated across social media.…
Yet despite concerns about the proliferation of the messaging, Huntington Beach Police Department Lt. Brian Smith said there is little the city can do to prevent the rally from taking place.…
Some residents, not content with the Police Department’s plan to monitor the rally, decided to take matters into their own hands: a counter-protest organized by Tory Johnson has been scheduled at the Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday.…
Yet even as some residents reel from the fliers, others said it is part of an uncomfortable legacy for Orange County.

Read more about the city’s reaction to the fliers and the planned rally at…

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