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KKK anti-immigration rally draws over 300 in Alabama

Published: Saturday May 6, 2006

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A rally organized by the Ku Klux Klan attracted over 300 supporters and counter-demonstrators in Alabama on Saturday, according to a breaking story at the Website for The Birmingham News.

"No violence or arrests were reported during the hour and a half march and rally as about 30 police and sheriff's deputies watched," the Alabama newspaper reports.

Excerpts from the article:


The event began with about a 10-minute march by 50 people, including about a dozen robed klansmen, to the front of the Franklin County Courthouse for the rally. Franklin County, with a population of about 31,000, has seen a growth in its Hispanic population in recent years. Hispanics now make up more than 7 percent of the population, nearly double the percentage of blacks living in the county, according to 2004 census figures.

At the rally, marchers yelled anti-immigration slogans such as "Send them back." One robed woman held a sign saying "Remember the Alamo, Stop Invasion Now, Save America."

Ray Larsen, imperial wizard of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan from South Bend, Ind., told the crowd on a megaphone that illegal immigrants are in America to take jobs. "They want to take all jobs," he said.