White Nationalist Group Planning Rally in Lexington

A white nationalist group could be targeting Lexington, Kentucky for its next rally. It's part of a response to the mayor's proposal to remove two Confederate statues in the city.

Jim Gray, the Mayor of Lexington, is taking steps to remove two statues from the lawn of the city's former courthouse.

Now, the group known as the Traditionalist Worker Party claims to be making plans to organize a rally in Lexington against it.

The Fayette County Council is expected to consider Mayor Gray's proposal at a meeting sometime Tuesday evening.

Gray noted that the statues are on the same group that was at one time one of the largest slave markets in the south.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said he disagrees with the removal of Confederate monuments from government property – calling it a 'sanitation of history.'

Organizers of a possible white nationalist rally in Lexington did not give a timeline on when any kind of event could happen.

(This story was originally published on August 15, 2017)


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