The first batch of photos are out, via the ASSOCIATED PRESS, of the Ku Klux Klan rally at Ole Miss today before the Rebels play LSU at 3:30p ET.
The AP reports:
The members of the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan spent about 10 minutes waving flags, displaying Nazi-style salutes and occasionally gesturing at a group of about 250 hecklers that included young children. They were protesting the school’s decision to drop a pep song that included “Dixie.”
Some fans had been ending the song by chanting, “The South will rise again.” Chancellor Dan Jones asked the band to stop playing the song after fans ignored a request to drop the chant.
I’ve heard from two people who saw the proceedings who said the rally was actually ended by law enforcement, with the KKK forcibly removed from campus. No word yet if that is true and if so, why the *protest* was cut short.
The KKK originally announced earlier this week that it would rally from 10am to 11pm on the Ole Miss campus.