BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) – A member of the Bristol Rotary Club has resigned after he was accused of making racist comments on Facebook following a “Keep Connecticut White” rally, according to Bristol’s mayor.

In a Facebook post from Tuesday, Bristol Mayor Jeffrey Caggiano said that Jim Albert has resigned from the Rotary Club and will not be involved in the Farmers Market.

Caggiano said while police were investigating an alleged racist rally that occurred earlier this month, it came to the city’s attention that there were “divisive” comments on Facebook from Albert that he said were “very disturbing” to him personally.

The Bristol Rotary Club also stated on Facebook that they condemn and reject Albert’s comments and “recognize the possible negative impact this post may have on its organization.”

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz told News 8 that the incident is part of increased hate incidents in North Haven, Hamden, New Haven and Rocky Hill.

The city, state and federal agencies continue investigating the alleged rally and asking anyone with information to contact officials.