Over 100 people gathered Sunday in protest of KKK literature that was distributed throughout Abbotsford a week before.
Organizer with the Radical Desis, Gurpreet Sing, says this is an issue that can not be ignored.
“We want to send across a strong message to the racists in our communities, that it is not A-OK, we are not going to accept it, and especially when they chose to discredit Martin Luther King, on his birthday last Sunday, and distribute a drive targeting him in Abbotsford, it was… we found it really offensive and unacceptable,” he says.
Sing says activists and those with different ethnic backgrounds will be fighting against racism and bigotry today at the Heritage Sikh Temple.
“This society is united against bigotry in any form, and we believe in diversity and multiculturalism, that’s the message we want to convey.”
Since the literature was distributed last week, Cst. Ian MacDonald says police have received solid leads and are still investigating.
Not the first case
The first batch of flyers were reported back in October. At the time, Cst. MacDonald said the city had seen hateful graffiti before, but this kind of incident was a first.
A smaller amount of flyers had also turned up in neighbouring communities of Mission and Chilliwack during that time.
When the hateful propaganda appeared once again earlier this month, over 70 bags were found. That’s more than double what was reported in October.
Further concerns over racist literature have peaked in Richmond, where anti-Chinese flyers have appeared in the final months of 2016, sparking a public protest made up of several hundred people.