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Ku Klux Klan To Protest Iraq – In Gettysburg

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

A cartoon threatening that the KKK would lynch Republican carpetbaggers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Independent Monitor, 1868

Ku Klux Klan wins approval to protest Iraq war

Jul. 4, 2006

The National Park Service granted a request by the Ku Klux Klan to rally and protest near the spot where a failed offensive by the Confederacy turned the tide of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gordon Young of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan obtained the permit Wednesday for about 100 people to participate in a Sept. 2 event on the lawn of the Cyclorama Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, near the site of Pickett’s Charge. The purpose, according to the permit, will be to oppose the Iraq war and speak on "white unity between the North and South."

The permit was granted in light of the constitutional rights of free speech and peaceable assembly, Gettysburg park superintendent John A. Latschar said in a statement yesterday. About 30 members of Young’s group and other white-supremacist organizations gathered June 10 at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md. About 30 counterdemonstrators and about 200 law enforcement officers were there, too.

The Battle of Gettysburg, which repelled a Confederate advance into Pennsylvania in July 1863, was the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War. More than 51,000 combatants disappeared or were killed, wounded or captured.

Still, the KKK’s stance should come as no surprise.

As we have previously noted, David Duke and other Neo-Nazi groups have been huge fans of Cindy Sheehan from the very start:

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Anti-Semites of a feather stick together.

I wonder if Pennsylvania’s Representative John Murtha will attend. Or maybe the Grand Kleagle himself, Senator Robert Byrd, will show. They probably can’t afford Mother Sheehan’s fee.

But lest we forget, the Klan has always been the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party. And they have always targeted Republicans, even more than Blacks and Jews.

Mother Sheehan and Murtha are cutting in on their territory.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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