Michael McManus, 46, arrested for racist flier found in Redondo Beach

Racist Halloween flier found in Redondo Beach in repeat of 2021, police say

Syracuse, New York – A man was arrested Saturday for a racist Halloween flier that drew outrage after it was found in Redondo Beach, California.

The flier, which was posted next to a white nationalist gathering in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 22, featured a caricature of a KKK member in a hood and pointed a gun at the president of the United States.

A Redondo Beach police officer spotted the flier on Redondo Boulevard (map on right) on Saturday and arrested Michael McManus, 46, at 11:41 a.m., for the offense, according to a Redondo Beach Police Department news release.

When he was arrested, police did not find any racial slurs or threats directed at the people of color, but were unsure why he made the flier.

McManus remained jailed Saturday night. Redondo Beach police will charge him with a hate crime after they interview him later in the day.

The incident took place one day before Republican National Convention delegates gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, for the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual fall dinner. National Democrats met in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday evening.

After the Trump campaign took it upon itself to condemn the flier, Trump himself urged Democrats to reach out to black voters – including his own – in an op-ed Saturday.

“We are committed to making sure every American knows there are consequences to their hatred and discrimination,” he wrote. “I welcome Democrats with open arms. I will be asking them to reach out and talk with us about solutions for our country. This is about decency as much as it is about politics.”

A group called the “Mens Rights Caucus” released a statement denouncing the “racist attack” that took place on Saturday.

“The message posted on the flier is a direct attack on the entire human family. It is repulsive. Racism

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