Screenshot from the East Coast Knights website

The Associated Press is reporting that a group associated with the Ku Klux Klan is looking to hold a rally next month in the city of Wooster.

From AP reports at WOUB:

A member of an Ohio-based white supremacist group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan says his organization is recruiting members in Ohio and plans to hold a rally next month.

Terry Greathouse of the Ohio realm of the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, a KKK-affiliated group, says his organization has been targeting eastern Ohio counties because of growing interest there and the area’s history of KKK involvement.

Flyers from the group have been found in and around Wooster.

The local NAACP chapter and other organizations plan to hold a rally at Public Square on Sunday evening opposing racial hatred.

Greathouse says his group wanted to hold a counter-protest but didn’t submit plans to police in time.

This news comes on the heels of reporting that KKK rallies have been planned across the country, many happening this weekend.

It’s almost as though President Donald Trump’s disgraceful and despicable reaction to the Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has empowered hate groups to come out of their holes. This is a dark time in American history, and things are likely to get much worse, and more people are going to get badly hurt, before any of it gets any better.

 

 

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