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Confederate flyers left in driveways of Surry Co. homes, deputies address concerns

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 12:27:57-04

SURRY COUNTY, Va. - The Surry County Sheriff's Office addresses residents concerns after Confederate flyers were left in the driveways of multiple homes over the weekend.

The Sherrif's Office says Confederate flyers were delivered in plastic bags that contained rice to several peoples homes.

Officials say the rice appears to be used as a weight and the flyer itself seems to originate from a Confederacy organization.

Deputies say they are monitoring the situation and at this time they have not identified any criminal threat to the community.

"As a community member of Surry, I understand and share the concerns of those residents who have contacted the Sheriff’s Office. I strongly condemn any actions or behaviors that disrupt the peace, unity, and tranquility we enjoy here in Surry County daily. Those who have been affected personally by these flyers can contact us if they have any questions or concerns," Sheriff Carlos Turner writes.

This incident follows the many protests and demonstrations for the wrongful killings of African American men and women by police and the call to take down Virginia's Confederate monuments.