Over 100 anti-KKK protesters marched peacefully in Danville

Published: Dec. 3, 2016 at 4:33 PM EST
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Over 100 anti-KKK protesters marched peacefully in Danville Saturday, according to the Danville Police Department.

Around 12 p.m., Danville Police was notified by the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina that over 60 anti-KKK protesters were leaving Pelham, North Carolina, and heading to Danville.

The group arrived in Danville and went to the Sutherlin Mansion on Main Street. The protesters thought that a KKK rally was going to happen at the mansion and they wanted to engage in a counter protest.

When the group learned that there was no KKK rally, they left but regrouped an hour later in the 500 block of Main Street. At that point, the group grew to over 100. They began a peaceful march west on Main Street into the Old West End neighborhood and back. The march lasted about one hour.

Danville Police Officer and Virginia State Police monitored the march and rerouted traffic.