KKK to delay Aiken County rally

AIKEN -- The KKK will postpone their rally until June, according to Tim Bradley, Grand Dragon of the Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Bradley said after further planning with the city of Burnettown and Aiken County, everyone felt it would be safer if the event were put on hold.

"They wanted to accommodate us and make sure everybody's safe," said Bradley.

Earlier this month, Bradley voiced suspicion about Burnettown park rentals and their lack of availability. Bradley said in the last week the Aiken County Parks, Recreation and Tourism department has been cooperative and wanted to make sure they avoided violence at the rally. The June event will be held at Gloverville Park on Pine Street.

The KKK members are also expected to wear a camouflage street uniform instead of their traditional white robes, Bradley said. Close to 100 Klan members from across the state and other areas are planning to attend the rally and parade. The last KKK rally was held 10 years ago in Burnettown.

 

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