KKK photo goes viral on social media

Police say this photo of KKK activity that went viral social media on Monday Feb. 10, was not taken in Caroline County.

FEDERALSBURG — A photo of a KKK gathering supposedly in Caroline County went viral on Facebook on Monday, Feb. 10.

Federalsburg Police Chief Michael McDermott said the picture also was posted on the Federalsburg Police Department Facebook page with the poster making disparaging comments about the town.

The post circulated first on SnapChat before making its way across Facebook. Police do not believe the photo was taken in Federalsburg or Caroline County or even anywhere near the area. But after being screenshot multiple times, a caption had been added across the picture making reference to “burg” or Federalsburg and with the additional caption, “We from the south of the county our #1 enemy them racist...white people.”

“Maybe who ever is responsible for this is just trying to stir up trouble,” McDermott said, noting the department is alert to any type of activity such as the one described in the post.

“Any event like this we would certainly want to know about it and be informed,” he said.

Police determined the activity reported was a hoax but will continue to monitor the situation going forward.

Editor Hannah Combs contributed to this story, email hcombs@chespub.com.

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