A Boca Raton, Fla. man caused controversy in his neighborhood when he flew a Klu Klux Klan flag in his yard alongside a noose and a sign recruiting new members, WPTV reported on Wednesday.
The man, who identified himself as K. Hayes, defended his right to free speech.
“They never said anything to my face and they’re entitled to their own free speech as well as I am,” he said about neighbors’ complaints.
Hayes told CBS Miami that he wasn’t “sending any message.”
“The same thing when the Puerto Rican flies his flag. He’s proud of his heritage. I’m proud of mine,” he told CBS.
His neighbors disagreed and said it sent a racist message.
“I think it’s horrible,” Roseanne Areces told WFOR. “I think it’s disgusting and I think it should be taken down.”
Hayes, however, said he will continue to display the flag.
“It’s my patriotic duty,” he told WPTV.
[H/t Huffington Post]
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