Middleburg Leaders Condemn Racist Flyers

The Town of Middleburg Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the distribution of racist flyers with KKK propaganda in western Loudoun last night.

The distribution of the material, contained in plastic bags with birdseed in driveways has become an annual provocation in the days leading to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. No arrests have been made following the distribution of the material in previous years.

The actions have been widely condemned. 

“The Town of Middleburg is disgusted by this assault. We wholeheartedly condemn the type of speech that was spread throughout Western Loudoun County on Friday, January 14th,” Mayor Bridge Littleton said in a statement. “The citizens and community of Middleburg believe and embody the ideal that all people are created equal, and we are proud that Middleburg was the first town in Virginia to desegregate in 1961 through the heroic efforts of our citizens.”

“The best way to fight hate is for us to continue doing what we do, by treating all with honor, dignity, equality and respect,” stated newly elected Vice Mayor Peter Leonard-Morgan. “Our community is the great place it is because of the diversity that can be found in all our residents, businesses, and patrons.”

Town and county investigators are working to identify any potential crimes that occurred. Anyone with helpful information regarding these activities is asked to contact the Police Department at 540-687-6633 or chiefaj@middleburgva.gov.

The Sheriff’s Office said the distributions were made at homes on Snickersville Turnpike, Airmont Road, St. Louis Road, and Jeb Stuart Road.

4 thoughts on “Middleburg Leaders Condemn Racist Flyers

  • 2022-01-14 at 4:53 pm

    Of course this annual event is truly deplorable. But the LSCO shouldn’t be investigating free speech even though it is offensive and objectionable to reasonable people. Hitting people with a littering charge is about the most they are likely to find here.

    My guess is that these troglodytes would go away if we all just ignored them. But I suspect the are very happy with the attention. The fact that there are so few of these trolls around and they can only manage to toss a few flyers onto lawns once a year is a good sign that this stupidity is dying out.

    Mock and ridicule them and then ignore them.

  • 2022-01-14 at 5:06 pm

    Hats off to Mayor Littleton for his strong stance against these incendiary flyers. I love Middleburg. It brought so much happiness to the Kennedys shortly before President Kennedy passed away. He was instrumental in encouraging Middleburg to desegregate in the early 1960s. Now to have such flyers distributed 60 years later is appalling. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Happy MLK Day Loudoun!

  • 2022-01-14 at 5:33 pm

    Again, politicians grandstand and make blanket proclamations about a 60 year old mindset, yet nobody is ever identified. It does make one wonder who’s really behind it. The only folks who give it any credence whatsoever are… politicians.

    Your giving who ever is behind this exactly what they want — Attention. Politicians love this stuff.

  • 2022-01-14 at 7:54 pm

    I don’t agree with the flyers or those that put them there. The article notes there have been no arrests. I should hope not, even idiots have the right to free speech.

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