Quantcast

Supporters, Crowd Of Protesters Gather In Pike County For White - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

Supporters, Crowd Of Protesters Gather In Pike County For White Nationalists Rally

Posted: Updated:

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Hundreds of people showed up for a White Nationalists rally in Pike County Saturday, but most were there to protest.

Some showed up in support of the event armed with guns or even shields but, on the other side of the street even more people who oppose the movement.

The rally taking place in front of the courthouse in Pikeville.

“Everybody's has the right of free speech and free assembly and to be from violent intimidation that's why the lease of the south is here today..to stand against these communists,” said Brad Griffin of League of the South.

Between two groups of people at odds.

"These Nazis called for white families to come out. Well hey, I'm a white family I'm a white mother and I'm here to say Nazsi are not welcome in Appalachia,” said Jane Smith from West Virginia.

One group pushing for what they call a free and independent south, wants to secede from the United States and is pro Christian and pro white.

"Would person of color be able to join your group? No. This a whites only organization. People of color should go and live among themselves and have all the equal rights among themselves they want,” said Michael Hill, President of the League of the South.

Many people on both sides are from out of town. We didn't find anyone from Pikeville in support of the white nationalists.

“People are going to think we're just ignorant racists here, them coming to Pikeville, and think we're affiliated with them..we're not at all,” said Erie Brown, Pikeville Resident.

“I believe that we should be segregated, yes. I believe that blacks can do whatever they want, just leave us alone,” said Buzz Saw.

"I am here to support my local community, stand for peace, show these people who we really are.

Do you feel safe here? With our law enforcement and local police yes,” said Sam McKinney, Pikeville Resident.

Lots of passion on both side, and a very tense scene here in Pikeville but so far it's been a relatively peaceful one.

WEATHER
MaxTrack Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Nationwide Recall For Vegetable Listeria Includes Major Store Brands

    Nationwide Recall For Vegetable Listeria Includes Major Store Brands

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-10-23 10:37:26 GMT

    (The Miami Herald)-- The massive listeria-inspired recall by Mann Packing across the United States and Canada earlier this week is even broader than originally reported. Store brands from Walmart, Aldi, Safeway/Albertson’s, H-E-B and others are affected. While the company’s media release detailed the full breadth of the recall, the original recall notice the company wrote for the FDA website listed only the products released under the Mann brand. Over 20 of thos...

    (The Miami Herald)-- The massive listeria-inspired recall by Mann Packing across the United States and Canada earlier this week is even broader than originally reported. Store brands from Walmart, Aldi, Safeway/Albertson’s, H-E-B and others are affected. While the company’s media release detailed the full breadth of the recall, the original recall notice the company wrote for the FDA website listed only the products released under the Mann brand. Over 20 of thos...

  • Kentucky Teens Say Strange Man Approached Them, Later Found Tire Slashed

    Kentucky Teens Say Strange Man Approached Them, Later Found Tire Slashed

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:25:05 GMT
    Andreina Centlivre/WAVE 3 NewsAndreina Centlivre/WAVE 3 News
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -  Two Assumption High School students had a weird and frightening experience at the movie theater in Mt. Washington on Wednesday. WAVE 3 News reports it happened when Sydney Purcell and Haley Hurst went to see a movie at Keystone Cinemas. "When we were out here, it was around 6:30 p.m.,” Purcell said. “It started to get dark, and we were out here and it was just weird and was not comfortable." The teens said they were...
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) -  Two Assumption High School students had a weird and frightening experience at the movie theater in Mt. Washington on Wednesday. WAVE 3 News reports it happened when Sydney Purcell and Haley Hurst went to see a movie at Keystone Cinemas. "When we were out here, it was around 6:30 p.m.,” Purcell said. “It started to get dark, and we were out here and it was just weird and was not comfortable." The teens said they were...
  • Mobile Meth Lab Found On Roadside

    Mobile Meth Lab Found On Roadside

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:56 AM EDT2017-10-23 08:56:22 GMT
    Lincoln County SheriffLincoln County Sheriff
    LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Hazmat crews and local authorities were called out after citizens found a suspicious backpack on the side of the road. It happened Saturday on Edwards Road in Crab Orchard. Sheriffs deputies responded and discovered a backpack with a working meth lab inside. The Pulaski County hazmat team was contacted for removal and destruction of the working meth lab.
    LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Hazmat crews and local authorities were called out after citizens found a suspicious backpack on the side of the road. It happened Saturday on Edwards Road in Crab Orchard. Sheriffs deputies responded and discovered a backpack with a working meth lab inside. The Pulaski County hazmat team was contacted for removal and destruction of the working meth lab.
Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2017, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?