Ku Klux Klan Marches In Biloxi - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

11/30/02

Ku Klux Klan Marches In Biloxi

About 20 members marched in downtown Biloxi. They requested to march on Highway 90 near the Eight Flags Display, but the City denied that request and gave an alternative route, which they accepted. Mayor AJ Holloway wanted to deny the permit, but says he couldn't ignore their First Amendment Rights. Many of the 200 protestors told WLOX news that people filled with racism don't deserve that right.

Biloxi police say their plan to protect the public was a success. There was one arrest: 41-year-old Andre Dedeaux of Gulfport was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Wallace Mason of the Sons of Confederate Veterans says no one representing their group was at the march. Mason says the SCV voted to ignore the Klan and the march.

Klan members came from Jones and Lamar Counties and say they have no plans to return to Biloxi.

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