Occupy Charlotte holding anti-KKK rally near where white supremacy group meeting

by: Dan Tordjman Updated:


IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. - Members of Occupy Charlotte said they plan on being in the small town of Harmony on Saturday in anticipation of Ku Klux Klan gathering there.

"There's going to be signs; there are going to be banners," said Adam Nubar, of Occupy Charlotte. "We're going to try to create somewhat of a scene."

According to a Klan website, the "Loyal White Knights" will be holding a "cross-lighting." A flier for the event said only whites were invited to attend.

But members of Occupy Charlotte said they plan on lining the streets of Harmony, along with other protestors, as the Klan makes its way into town.

"We expect no violence whatsoever," Nubar said. "Anti-Semitism, white power, it's just an outdated ideology. And a lot of people are representing the same ideals we do of justice and celebrating diversity."

The Iredell County Sheriff's Department said it also does not expect any confrontations.

The Klan has promised to keep the event on private property and away from public view. 


NAACP released a statement denouncing the KKK rally