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On Saturday, December 3rd, a march was organized by various groups, including Industrial Workers of the world and SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice), to protest the KKK's "victory march" in honor of Donald Trump. The intention of the anti-Klan marchers was to directly confront the Klan and deny them access to their intended parade route. By 1 p.m. the group of over 100 protestors had already marched in Pelham, North Carolina and driven from Pelham to Danville, Virginia and back searching for the KKK victory march. The KKK was nowhere to be found. Toward the end of the march, the protestor pictured here yelled to the media, "We shut it down!"
Indeed they did. The Klan fled to Roxboro, North Carolina, about 40 miles away, where they drove a measley 30 vehicles town "shouting 'White power' to no one in particular." They were dwarfed in number by the crowds at large, anti-Klan rallies elsewhere across the state on the same day — the largest of these being in Raleigh, North Carolina. Those rallies were covered by Barry Yeoman in The American Prospect.
Photographed here is the brave but smaller contingent of marchers who sought to confront the Klan directly, and succeeded in denying them their intended celebration in Pelham.