NAACP to rally in opposition of KKK rally

NAHUNTA, GA (WTOC) - The NAACP will hold a rally to protest an upcoming KKK rally scheduled to take place at the same time as the NAACP Georgia State Conference in Nahunta, GA.

The NAACP says they plan to join with a multi-racial group of local community leaders and residents who are concerned and disappointed about the presence of the historically racially polarizing organization.

"The KKK's history as a racist, anti-semitic, and extremist group, is a cause for alarm for all of us," said NAACP Georgia State Conference President Edward Dubose in a news release. "In the year 2010, there simply is no place for hatred here in Georgia."

The rally will take place at the Southside Baptist Church on 301 Highway South at noon on Saturday. The NAACP says there will be no face-to-face interactions or confrontations between its members and those gathering for the KKK rally.

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