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KKK applies for rally permit in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The Ku Klux Klan applied for a permit to rally in the streets of Memphis.

Initially, Memphis police told media the permit to rally had been approved and the march would be taking place March 30.

Now, the Memphis mayor's office announced the permit has only been applied for -- not approved.

Memphis' Chief Administrative Officer George Little says if the KKK comes, they will be treated like any other group.

The Tennessee leader of the KKK, known as the "Exalted Cyclops", told Action News 5 the group would rally over the renaming of three Memphis city parks.

"You're going to see the largest rally Memphis, Tennessee has ever seen," he said last week. "It's not going to be 20 or 30. It's going to be thousands of Klansmen from the whole United States coming to Memphis, Tennessee."

Action News 5's Jason Miles is working on learning more about the permit. He will have the latest on this breaking news story on Action News 5 at 10 p.m.

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