Ku Klux Klan Members Rally

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

About a dozen hooded Ku Klux Klan members rallied at the University of Mississippi before Saturday's football game with LSU.

The members of the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan spent about 10 minutes waving flags and displaying nazi-style salutes. Grand Titan Shane Tate of the Mississippi White Knights of the KKK says members are unhappy because Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones told the school band to stop playing the song, "From Dixie with Love".

"Iimagine there's gonna be some people a little upset about seeing us, and everybody's entitled to their opinion. That college is selling, selling its soul , and selling everything about getting rid of southern heritage and freedom. It's just 'Dixie,' you know. My ancestors fought and loved that song. And, and, and it's southern, that's about southern heritage..." explained Shane Tate.

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.


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