Florida man hangs KKK flag outside trailer home

5:31 AM, Mar 6, 2014   |    comments
A Florida man is hanging a Ku Klux Klan flag outside of his home
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BOCA RATON, FL (CBSNews.com) - A Palm Beach County man is flying a Ku Klux Klan flag outside his trailer home in Boca Raton, and is prominently displaying a noose and "Members Wanted" sign in his front yard, CBS Miami reports.

The man, who did not give his name, defended his right to fly the flag at his home in western Boca Raton.

"I'm not sending any message," the man told a reporter. "The same thing when the Puerto Rican flies his flag. He's proud of his heritage. I'm proud of mine."

Neighbors, however, say the flag sends a message of hatred, violence and racism.

"I think it's horrible," said Roseanne Areces. "I think it's disgusting and I think it should be taken down."

Margaret Martin lives across the street. She said she is one of the only African-Americans in the neighborhood and that she fears for her safety.

"I'm worried," she said, and wondered whether he would burn a cross in her yard.

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