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Central Bucks West students rally against hate speech

Central Bucks West students rally...

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - A rally against hate took place in central Bucks County Monday.

Students organized it after a KKK flier turned up.

The March started around 11:15 a.m. and it weaved its way through downtown Doylestown. It was organized by students with the Central Bucks West School District and Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national grassroots group that spreads the message of love, peace and racial justice.

Students and supporters made hearts with messages of love, that they carried and displayed in area businesses.

This is in response to a KKK flier that was found in the borough last week. One was also found in Northampton Borough, in Bucks County.

The head of Showing Up for Racial Justice, says she's worked with former KKK members, and members of the FBI.

She says in the past Aryian groups have recruited students from the districts. And leaving a flier is a tactic the group uses, when wanting to test the area.

Central Bucks Regional Police says the KKK letter should not be an immediate concern to people, as it does no signify an organized movement.

Police are still investigating.

A recent study by the Southern Poverty Law Center, does show Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for most hate groups. 

 

 

 

 

 


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