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Several residents in a Virginia town received bags with candy and materials promoting the Ku Klux Klan.

The plastic bags left outside homes in downtown Leesburg on Sunday contained a cartoon that warned of “white extinction” and literature with hateful messages about Jews, African-Americans and liberals, WTOP reported.

Police said the materials seemed to be part of a recruitment effort for the white supremacist hate group and did not target any specific residents, according to WTOP, and that hate speech is protected under the First Amendment.

In September, neo-Nazi flyers dropped in Jacksonville encouraged Americans to "Take America back from the Jews," claiming that Jews are "plotting the minds of our government." Recipients of the flyers were called on not "let them destroy what your European ancestors built."

In October, residents of some Jacksonville neighborhoods received anti-Semitic and racist flyers produced by the Ku Klux Klan.

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