KKK Members Make Appearance At 50th Anniversary Of Selma To Montgomery March

The Urban Daily

KKK rally in Illinois Source: Tim Boyle / Getty

About 20 members of the Ku Klux Klan arrived in downtown Montgomery, Alabama Wednesday to meet demonstrators commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery March, USA Today reports.

The members, many of whom were dressed in Battle Dress Uniforms (BDU’s) that consisted of all black attire, boots, and red Klan patches, expected 2,000 to 3,000 members in Montgomery during the march reenactment, but it’s unclear if those numbers were in attendance.

USA Today spoke with two members, identified as officers of the organization, who said they are not a hate group and have nothing against those marching. They did, however, blame African-American culture for crime and unemployment.

“A lot of the problem is the crime. They (blacks) are racist as a culture to get away with crime,” Jacqueline Hannah told USA Today. “… We just had two policemen gunned down, rioting and…

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