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KKK plans official Super Bowl protest rally at nearby Confederate memorial

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A group of White nationalists will hold a rally at Stone Mountain in Georgia on the Saturday before the Super Bowl in Atlanta, the Journal-Constitution reports.

The group of “white nationalists and white supremacists” includes the Ku Klux Klan and other groups, according to the paper.

Organizers had their application for a “pro-white” event rejected but will push forward anyway.

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“To hell with their permit. The Constitution is our permit,” white nationalist Michael Weaver said of the February 2 rally. “We move forward. We aren’t going to be discriminated against because you don’t like our views.”

The organizing group had previously staged a “white power” rally at the Stone Mountain site, which is the “Confederate Mount Rushmore.” About two dozen white power activists showed up and were met by hundreds of counter-demonstrators who ended up clashing with police.

A local antifascist group has already pledged to meet the white nationalists head-on.

“Anyone who is going to go out and wave KKK paraphernalia in the South and at Stone Mountain, they are going to be challenged,” said the anti-fascist leader.

The Super Bowl will be held at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sunday, February 3.

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