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Gilmer boosts security for KKK Saturday

The Gilmer County steps in Ellijay, Ga. will be the of a two-hour Ku Klux Klan on Sept. 11, an event that has sharp criticism from the NAACP.

“The fact this rally is taking on the anniversary of the bombing of the World Center is reflective of the lack of that exists within organization,” said Edward Georgia NAACP president.

Who: Knight Riders of the Ku Klan

When: Noon-2 Saturday

Where: Gilmer Courthouse, 1 Broad St. Ellijay, Ga.

He holding the rally on the anniversary of the “an act of terrorism from an organization is no stranger to terrorist attacks as throughout its history.”

Dozens of law personnel will provide control for the rally, and the Gilmer Sheriff’s Office has called on from the Ellijay Police and the Georgia State Patrol.

desire is that they and go without any type of situation said Gilmer County Lt. Copeland, who has been assigned to security. “We will be there to county property and to protect any that may be there. That’s our

This is at least the second the Klan has held a courthouse in Ellijay. The last such in 2006, drew about 30 and spectators, Copeland estimated.

Wolf, who identified himself by as a grand dragon of the KKK, an interview with the Times Press but confirmed there be a rally. He wouldn’t say how many might attend.

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The Knight Riders of the Ku Klux lists an Ellijay address as a headquarters.

DuBose called on leaders to denounce the rally.

Commission Chairman Mark said the event was not necessarily in town, but the Klan’s right to is protected free speech.

“We Countians are peaceful Americans,” said by e-mail. “We did not ask for this to be held here. We don’t of racism and hope that the demonstration is a nonevent. We, however, dear the First Amendment and the rights of all to peacefully assemble.”

The NAACP had no plans Thursday to a counter rally in Ellijay, but Lt. said if anti-Klan protesters the event, deputies would them and Klansmen separate to any physical confrontations.

In recent years, Ellijay, a of about 1,500 with vistas, a good apple and picture-perfect town square, has itself as a peaceful weekend

“I don’t think you should a community because something this happens,” Copeland “It can happen anywhere. This is a community with a lot of friendly and everyone is welcome. That’s the

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