KKK plans to protest at Ole Miss over song, chant

OXFORD — Ku Klux Klansmen say they’ll protest Saturday at the University of Mississippi.

Grand titan Shane Tate of Tupelo says members are unhappy because Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones told the band to drop a pep song after some fans had been chanting “the South will rise again.”

Dean of Students Sparky Reardon says the Klan will be allowed to protest for an hour beginning at 10 a.m., four hours before the Ole Miss-LSU football game.

Susan Glisson with Ole Miss’ Center for Racial Reconciliation says students plan a counter-protest wearing shirts that say, “Turn Your Back on Hate.”

On Nov. 17, Jones asked the band to stop playing “From Dixie With Love,” which blends the Confederate Army’s fight song, “Dixie,” with the Union Army’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

The Associated Press

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