KKK and Neo Nazis Rally Now in North Carolina
Community members are preparing to counter messages of hate as a national neo-Nazi group and a North Carolina Ku Klux Klan make plans to rally in Uptown on Saturday.
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The National Socialist Movement, based in in Detroit, Mich., is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It is led by Jeff Schoep. The Eden, N.C.-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has also announced they will join Schoep’s rally, primarily intended as a protest against undocumented immigration.
The event begins at 3 p.m. with a march from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center to Old City Hall. The rally will be staged there.
Dozens or more counter-protesters are expected to attend. Organizer Lacey Williams of the Latin American Coalition has been encouraging counter-protesters to come dressed as clowns.