Counter-protesters drown out white supremacist rally in Ohio

Counter-protesters drown out white supremacist rally in Ohio
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A counter-protester holds a upside down American flag during a demonstration against a small group from the KKK-affiliated Honorable Sacred Knights who gathered for a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on May 25, 2019. (AFP / Seth Herald)
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Members of the American white nationalist group Honorable Sacred Knights of the Ku Klux Klan hold a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on May 25, 2019. (REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)
Updated 26 May 2019

Counter-protesters drown out white supremacist rally in Ohio

Counter-protesters drown out white supremacist rally in Ohio
  • Nine people from a group called the Honorable Sacred Knights showed up for a rally
  • They were met by 500 to 600 counter-protesters and over 350 anti-riot police

WASHINGTON: Less than a dozen people affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan white supremacist group were drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters Saturday at a rally in the midwestern US state of Ohio, authorities and local media said.
The event ended peacefully without injuries or arrests, the city government of Dayton, Ohio, said in a statement on Facebook.
Nine people from a group called the Honorable Sacred Knights showed up for a rally they’d obtained a permit to hold in Dayton’s Courthouse Square. They were met by 500 to 600 counter-protesters, city officials said.
The counter-protesters chanted, sang and played various instruments to drown out the racist demonstrators, who had gathered behind a tall metal fence under tight police security, local media reports said.
More than 350 law enforcement officers were on hand amid fears of violence.
In 2017, a woman was killed at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
President Donald Trump sparked outrage in its aftermath after claiming there were good people “on both sides” at the rally.