Wooster officials planning anti-KKK rally in response to hate propaganda

Wooster officials planning anti-KKK rally in response to hate propaganda

WOOSTER, OH (WOIO) - Ku Klux Klan posters and fliers were recently plastered and distributed around Wooster and surrounding cities, and in response, residents are  mobilizing a nonpartisan rally to combat the hate propaganda.

The "Community Rally," to be held in Wooster Public Square from 6 to 8 p.m. this Sunday, is intended to express the community's wide commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Speakers will include:

  • Rev. Alex Serna-Wallander, Chaplain at The College of Wooster
  • John Clay, President of the Wayne/Holmes NAACP
  • Doug Deeken, Chair of the Wayne County Republican Party
  • Betsy Sheets, Chair of the Wayne County Democratic Party
  • Dr. Sarah Bolton, President of the College of Wooster
  • Rev. Jacob Dotson, Pastor of Wooster Mennonite Church

Attendees are encouraged to bring nonpolitical signs expressing encouragement and solidarity to the community.

There will be a welcoming police presence, who have requested that attendees not march through the square.

A similar rally will be held in Millersburg on August 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the Community Rally Facebook page.

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