Witnesses say the Ku Klux Klan was spotted passing out flyers before the Piedmont Park hanging.
Following the news that a black man was found dead hanging in Atlanta’s popular Piedmont Park was released. Many people have taken to Twitter to voice their frustration that the man did not actually commit suicide. Now according to reports, there are multiple witnesses that claim the Ku Klux Klan were handing out flyers the night before the hanging. In fact, accounts on Twitter claim that they were handing out flyers in the area.
In case you didn’t know, the KKK is synonymous with racially motivated violence against non-whites. Now, people started wondering if there was more to the story and if the Klan was involved or not.
so the same night that KKK members were seen handing out flyers, a black male is lynched on a tree in Piedmont Park? But it’s suicide? 😡😤
— Rocc ® (@TheOfficialRocc) July 7, 2016
— Bonita (@Bri_Legit) July 7, 2016
Isn’t it funny that KKK announced they’re making a comeback and then a body was found hanging in Piedmont Park today or is it just me?
— dri. (@_vicivdri) July 7, 2016
I’m from ATL. I was born and raised there and the KKK is going through a revival down there. The black man found hanging in Piedmont Park
— MOVE MOJITO (@magicbrowngirl) July 7, 2016
So KKK was passing out flyers near piedmont park yesterday…then a black man is hanging from the tree the next
— Still Aint Shit (@Rocky_Blu_) July 7, 2016
At this time the man’s death is ruled a suicide.
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Edit: Updated information regarding the passing out of flyers with newly reported information.