Epic Fail: Dayton KKK Rally Had 9 Supporters Show Up While 600 Counter Protesters Were Waiting For Them

DAYTON, OH - MAY 25: A Protester holds a sign during a counter protest against a rally held by the KKK affiliated group Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana at Courthouse Square on May 25, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Around 1,000 counter demonstrators came to protest the Indiana based white supremacist group of whom there were less than a dozen. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Epic Fail: Dayton KKK Rally Had 9 Supporters Show Up While 600 Counter Protesters Were Waiting For Them

More than 350 police officers were on hand to protect the tiny group.

Published May 26, 2019

According to the Dayton Daily News it cost the Western Ohio city $650,000 in personnel and materials to allow a Ku Klux Klan to take place. However, only 9 Klan supporters showed up.

The rally attracted national attention partially because of the resources it took to let hate spew into the streets. Luckily, any slogans from the far-right hate group were drowned out by the over 500 counter protesters who made their presence known

Approximately 350 police officers were on hand to keep the peace as the KKK were confined to the courthouse square and separated from the people protesting them by a fence. No arrests or citations were deployed during the event.

Some of the anti-Klan protesters included people dawning Black Panther outfits and shouting slogans like, “Band against the Klan.”

  1. The epic failure of Klan attendance for the rally sparked many on social media to react
  2. Luckily, love for diversity thoroughly defeated hate on Saturday. Hopefully, this rally will discourage other cities from allowing hate groups to spread their bigotry.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

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