Ku Klux Klan plans march

Published: Apr. 24, 2006 at 10:00 PM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2006 at 4:38 PM CDT
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The KKK is planning to march in Russellville next week.

Ku Klux Klan grand dragon Phillip McAuthur, who doesn't use his real last name, filed an application permit for parade in Russellville to protest illegal immigrants.

The parade, according to McAuthur is set for May 6th at 10 AM.

"We're not against immigration. We're againt the illegal immigrants who take jobs and don't have to pay taxes like we do. That's illegal," says McAuthur.

KKK great titan Dale White, who also uses a fake last name, says he doesn't know of any jobs in Franklin County area that a caucasion won't do.

"And here we are begging for those very jobs and getting turned down. Heck, they wave their foreign flags and we can't even fly our confederate flag," he says.

According to McAuthur, about 80 members from 6 different states are expected to attend.

"They're coming from South Carolina, North Carolina,  Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi," he says.

But residents interviewed by WAFF 48 News appeared very concerned about a march involving the Ku Klux Klan.

Shelley Roland has lived in Russellville all of her life.

"I think this is horrible and it sounds like scary stuff. It might even give us a bad image. Afterall, the Hispanics just want some respect and I can understand that," she says.

Lynne Wrocklage agrees.

"It could shed a bad light and won't help. Russellville needs to be known for what it is which is a great little community," she says.