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Students to hold rally against the KKK, racist violence

By staff |
April 6, 2015
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Tallahassee, FL - Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and other groups will be rallying against recent Klan activity in Tallahassee and North Florida on April 9. A Ku Klux Klan chapter has been flyering in Tallahassee neighborhoods, passing out racist and Islamophobic messages in an attempt to recruit. Recently it was revealed that three KKK members who worked for the Florida Department of Corrections were plotting to murder a black prisoner.

Students will rally at Florida State University’s Westcott Fountain at 7:00 p.m. and will then march to the steps of the Old Capitol. Representatives from the Black Liberation Action Coordinating Committee, the Center for Participant Education, Trans Liberation Front, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization and others will speak on the struggle against racist violence and discrimination.

A leading member of SDS, Zachary Schultz said, “SDS is calling on the people of Tallahassee to drive the Klan out of town. We do not value the rights of white supremacists to spread their hate literature. Florida law enforcement is filled with KKK members and is part of a racist system that needs to be dismantled. We will be marching for an end to white supremacy.”