DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A Ku Klux Klan group and an Ohio city have agreed on rules for a rally the group plans in that city.
Dayton filed a lawsuit against the Madison, Indiana-based Honorable Sacred Knights citing danger to the community if the group held a paramilitary-type rally May 25.
The city attorney on Monday announced a court-approved consent decree settling that lawsuit. The agreement prevents the group from wearing paramilitary or tactical gear and carrying assault rifles, bats or shields. The group’s members also won’t carry flame throwers or knives, but can carry certain firearms with permits and mask their faces.
The group said in email that it never planned the prohibited actions but insisted on its “rights” to carry “side arms,” wear masks and engage in free speech and peaceful assembly.