Nation IN BRIEF : TENNESSEE : Parade Law Fails to Halt Klan Rally

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Police in Pulaski, Tenn., cited the leader of the Ku Klux Klan with violating a parade ordinance with a rally in the town where the group was founded. About 200 white supremacists from various groups gathered in the town square to hear the Rev. Thom Robb, national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, blast communists, homosexuals, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his "worshipers" and local officials who had opposed his group. When his speech ended, Robb stepped onto a city sidewalk, where he was immediately presented with a citation that he had violated the city's parade ordinance, which allows only one such event a day. Later, more than 300 klansmen and their followers chanted hate slogans as they marched around the town square in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., about 20 miles west of Pulaski.

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