Ku Klux Klan hosting Protest in Nahunta, GA: First Hand Ireport

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#1 Feb 17, 2010
Reporting from Nahunta, GA;

I got to spend the day in a small southeastern town called Nahunta, GA! When I say small, I mean hole in the wall small! The town is a quite, very peaceful place to pass through with some of the nicest people I've had the opportunity to meet!

Now I'm sure you're wondering if you already do not know, why exactly would I be iReporting about this town? Well, this Saturday the small, peaceful Georgia town is going to make its "debut" on the map! The Knight Riders of the Ku Klux Klan are making their entrance into town Saturday to hold a protest! What are they protesting? According to the city officials: illegal immigration, child molestation, the refusal of prayer in school, etc!

Now all those topics anyone could agree with, but let's remember whose doing the protest; the KU KLUX KLAN! Last time I checked it was 2010 and I honestly believed that this group would have disappeared by now! Not only me, but the town itself! When the Klan approached them about this rally, city officials said "we were blown away"! This "protest" has caused intense anger among citizens and people from surrounding areas! One thing the City Clerk Angela did mention to me was for everyone to know, "We in NO way support this group and we have done all we can to avoid this rally, but we most remember this is their CONSTITUTIONAL right and there is nothing the city can do to stop them!" Mayor Ronnie Jones addressed his citizens in a letter to help ease tensions and possibly deviate anyone from starting any problems!

City officials have beefed up security for Saturday, including local Nahunta Police Officers, Georgia State Patrol, plain clothes undercover US Marshals, and Georgia Sharp Shooters! Not only will these officers be in place but a security buffer between the Klan and crowd will be setup! The city is taking security extremely serious and warns for NO ONE to start violence or bring weapons! One of the Sheriffs on duty said, "as long as EVERYONE is peaceful we will have no problems!" The group told the city during a security meeting they will be peaceful and refrain from foul language!

According to local citizens, rumors are the NAACP will be making an appearance and other anti-Klan groups are expected as well! The Knight Riders told the city they are expecting close to one hundred Klan's men from Georgia and surrounding states! Locals argue that the mix of this group with other opponents could lead to trouble and turn violent! City Clerk Angela Wirth said, "We want them to come and leave as soon as possible so this can all be over!"

The city plans to close US 301 starting at the intersection that crosses with US 82 to the Southeastern Bank north about 3 blocks up!

Freelance Journalist Austen Hutto from Douglas, GA

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I post all my news on iReport.com and you can find pictures and video from this report at http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-410184
tennispro1

Douglas, GA

#2 Feb 17, 2010
Yep, Nahunta...This is the place I got a speeding ticket...Two pickups and a SUV passed me, the lady cop told me I was the lead vehicle. Have not figured that one out yet. Guess the KKK knew Barney Fife was in town.

Since: May 08

Athens,ga.

#3 Feb 17, 2010
So its ok that the thugs from the naacp come to town but the kkk can't . I guess illegals, child molesters,and prayer in schools is ok with them . The kkk is not harassing some company to get money out if them like the naacp does, way to go Jesse Jackson you got them white honkys whipped in line. Not a big fan of the kkk but they are just as honest as the other bunch in fact i think both should go away.
Smarty McMayor

Manorville, PA

#4 Feb 17, 2010
Sounds like hate speech to me. So, we are going to call in all types of security for the klan, but no mention of security for the anti-klan protesters, there "opponents".

I will lay 5 to 1 odds it will be the anti-klan protesters that are the most irate and violent.

"Locals argue that the mix of this group with other opponents" where are the klan members from and where are the opponents from? sounds like there will be a large amount of people coming to protest the protesting citizens. Those are the ones to watch.

In the town where I grew up, the klan held protests and the only violence that occurred was AGAINST the klans-men.

All I can gather is that the NAACP is for illegal immigration, is for child molestation and want to keep prayer out of school, otherwise why would they care that another group of citizens want to see child molesters in jail?

You think these "opponents" could rally behind a common cause(pun intended).

And what does the NAACP do?
Numbnuts

Nashville, GA

#5 Feb 17, 2010
I hate the NAACP and KKK Equally. They both stand for intolerant hate. And will never accept anything that does not fit there singular agenda.
Saywhat

Fitzgerald, GA

#6 Feb 17, 2010
Will the Black panthers also make an appearance?

“It's 5 O'clock somewhere”

Since: Jan 10

Douglas Ga

#7 Feb 17, 2010
Remember folks its Black history month,Its OK to remember BLACK power,or BLACK is beutiful,but remember to WHISPER if you are WHITE and proud of your heritage or you will be labeled a RACIST !

Since: May 08

Athens,ga.

#8 Feb 17, 2010
sounds like we gonna have a butt load of idiots gonna be there.
Saywhat

Fitzgerald, GA

#9 Feb 17, 2010
Yep, if we flew banners proclaiming White History Month on every street corner some moron would sue for discrimination. Wait. There's an idea.

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#10 Feb 17, 2010
Saywhat wrote:
Will the Black panthers also make an appearance?
When I was interviewing around town some people said they had heard the Pathers were in fact coming. I personally can not confirm this, but today I spoke with some members of a local NAACP Chapter and they told me that they WERE gonna be there this Saturday!
Saywhat

Fitzgerald, GA

#11 Feb 17, 2010
To join forces with the Klan on the issues or show their support for child molesters, illegal immigrants, and taking prayer out of schools?

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#12 Feb 17, 2010
They will be there to protest against the protest! In my report I mentioned that was actually the biggest fear to law inforcement! What I was told (and what I have seen from other Klan protest) this always leads to violence between the groups. If I were these people (as in if I was goin for other reasons than filming) I would stay as far away from this as possible! On a personal note I find it funny these people are protesting and also the ones who are taking the time out of there day to protest against the protest!
scary

United States

#13 Feb 17, 2010
Bigsexy52 wrote:
So its ok that the thugs from the naacp come to town but the kkk can't . I guess illegals, child molesters,and prayer in schools is ok with them . The kkk is not harassing some company to get money out if them like the naacp does, way to go Jesse Jackson you got them white honkys whipped in line. Not a big fan of the kkk but they are just as honest as the other bunch in fact i think both should go away.
Not a "big fan" of the KKK? They aren't harassing some company? Just an entire race of human beings. The article clearly stated that they were allowing the KKK to come and the NAACP. At least get your facts straight. I guess they can protest against child molestation as long as its a white child. Or prayer in schools for the white kids. It disgusts me that anyone would defend this group of cowards in any way.
scary

United States

#14 Feb 17, 2010
Just a reminder of who the KKK is:

How many people have been murdered by the KKK throughout history?

Reconstruction 1st Klan (1865-1877)
1500 estimated by the Tuskegee Institute
1200 blacks 300 whites
100-200 killed in South Carolina
150 Florida

The rest mostly killed during black voting in Louisiana in the 1868 US Presidential Election
The Klan was also partially involved in the Colfax Massacre
Nadir 2nd Klan ( 1915 - 1944)
416
Klan was frequently involved in lynchings, killed mostly blacks in this era
Murdered Blacks returning from WW1
Killed Leo Frank (Jewish White)
Killed 6 blacks attempting to vote in Orange County Florida
Civil Rights 3rd Klan (1954-1968)
15 people (13 black)
These murders are well known and include, but are not limited to
1963 murder Medgar Evers
1963 16th street baptist church bombing
1964 Mississippi Burning
1965 Viola Luizo Shooting
1966 Vernon Dahmer Killing
Many of these murders were prosecuted ... in the 90s and 2000s
David Duke 4th Klan
1979 Greensboro Massacre 5 killed
5th Klan
1981 Lynching Michael Donald
Klan member electrocuted

Total 1937

Note these are only those killed. Hundreds of thousands of people were injured or intimidated by the Klan
+ Although the Klan hadn't been formed, Nathan Bedford Forrest, leader of the first Klan committed this atrocity
Fort Pillow Massacre 1864 277 blacks

How many people have the NAACP killed?

Since: May 08

Athens,ga.

#15 Feb 18, 2010
First of all the kkk has a permit to have this rally not naacp "THUGS" don't. the naacp is nothing but a extortion organization they are the ones that extort money from companies Jesse Jackson is quick to tell companies that they will be boycotted if they don't pay up . Your quick to defend what has happened to blacks well what about the "black panthers" they are just as bad and they are coming just to start trouble if all these would stay away then there would not be much heard about the rally . What about all the blacks that are in prison for RAPE, MURDER,B & E ROBBERY AND SO MANY MORE THINGS. By the way who said they were just protesting molestation of a white child or prayer in schools just for white children YOU ARE VERY RACIST pucker up they be coming and you can get you goooooood loving
sugarkane

Gainesville, GA

#16 Feb 18, 2010
i dont know as much as i need to know i am sure but i understand that the KKK has changed the way they were all them years ago. no more killing and all that.

Since: May 08

Athens,ga.

#17 Feb 18, 2010
They used to be pretty much on the side of women in the old days if a husband was a sorry person they would beat heck out of him and tell him they better not have to come back if he knew what was good for him, and that would pretty much straighten his butt out.
sugarkane

Gainesville, GA

#18 Feb 18, 2010
need some more of that today. maybe they could work on the theives a little also.
the thing is,they never were just after the others race,they worked on sorry white folks too.

Since: May 08

Athens,ga.

#19 Feb 18, 2010
Thats what I meant. It didn't matter who it was.
scary

Sioux Falls, SD

#20 Feb 18, 2010
sugarkane wrote:
i dont know as much as i need to know i am sure but i understand that the KKK has changed the way they were all them years ago. no more killing and all that.
I feel much better that they have "no more killing and all that"

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