Late last month, the Georgia Knight Riders of the KKK planned a rally on the courthouse steps in Donalsonville to protest illegal immigration as well as other hot-button issues.

But now, the Seminole county NAACP came out today announcing they will hold a unity rally in response.

The NAACP is calling the gathering a "Not in Our Town" unity rally.

Members of the Seminole County Branch will meet with church and community leaders along with the general public at Macedonia Baptist Church on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive tomorrow at noon.

That's about two hours before KKK members will speak on the courthouse steps downtown.

NAACP Vice President Gene Rambo says his group thinks it is important to stand up against the klan who he says “Spreads bigotry.”

Rambo said “Talk to the people and let them know that these are things that we are going to try to work to avoid and to keep away from our city and county. That is the main thing we just don’t need those kinds of people in Seminole County."

Both groups have said they do not plan on marching.

That means any protest or rally that takes place tomorrow is expected to be a stationary one.

But possibly one that can be heard from blocks away.

We will bring you full coverage of the events in Donalsonville

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  • by So Sad Location: Georgia on Oct 18, 2008 at 04:31 AM
    The government official in our town seem not to care nor did they consider how the community would be torn apart and lives shattered! I am so sad about it all. They did not consider that this is the only day that all families in our community come together and embrace each other and celebrate the great heritage we all share. That heritage is being shattered and ripped apart by outsiders and our officials allowed it. How sad to know that the business of our County and City lay in the hands of such idiots like City Council Members,Jimmy Holt, Marty Shingler, David Fain, and the stand in Sheriff. I guess they allowed it to happen because they do not know how it feels. Whatever the case my hometown will never be the same. I will boycott the Harvest Festival like most of the black community. I plan to enjoy my children where they are going to be safe, can enjoy themselves and do not have to be exposed to such a mess!
  • by wayne Location: midland on Oct 17, 2008 at 06:59 PM
    lets see if they make naacp get a perment like they did KKK at yhe last meeting
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