Government shutdown stalls planned KKK rally
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Government shutdown stalls planned KKK rally

Maryland-based group planned gathering at Gettysburg, but national park closures force cancelation of event

The High Water Mark of the Confederacy at the Gettysburg National Military Park (photo credit: Robert Swanson, Wikimedia Commons)
The High Water Mark of the Confederacy at the Gettysburg National Military Park (photo credit: Robert Swanson, Wikimedia Commons)

The federal government shutdown has forced the cancellation of a planned Ku Klux Klan rally at the site of the battle of Gettysburg.

The Maryland-based Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan had a permit for an October 5 demonstration at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Park officials, however, have rescinded all special events permits due to the government shutdown, NBC’s Philadelphia affiliate reported.

As a result of the shutdown, all national parks are closed.

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