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The Ku Klux Klan has found a new ally to help -- join -- adopt a highway program in north Georgia State officials say no way.
But the American Civil Liberties Union the ACLU.
Is jump into the kkk is defense claiming I did not fail would be a violation of the First Amendment.
As you may have heard by now the -- is one of the nation's most influential white supremacist groups and anti immigration anti gay anti Catholic anti.
We're told there are only a few thousand members these days but -- chapter in Georgia -- the international keystone knights of the kkk.
Recently filed -- an application to adopt a highway along route 515.
In the north Georgia mountains.
She -- -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt is live with us tonight what -- the officials in Georgia saying about this last minute move.
Was Charlie Daniels Band -- -- shaft the double went down to -- adjourn this is the unholy alliance he came up with the officials that all not at all happy about it.
They say they're going to fight it all the way Brian Robinson who's a deputy chief of stopped in the governor's office told us today quote.
This is not a program to promote the visibility of groups that have been associated.
-- discrimination and violence this is a -- in accurate reflection on Alice state.
This is not the image.
We want to project so prepare yourselves for quite the -- fight -- it tough to beat the First Amendment so what's the plan here very tough to beat but walked officials in Georgia are likely to do is referred to the criteria for the adopt a highway program.
That -- -- placed quite publicly.
All the department of transport its website one of those criteria for instance which they'll say the kkk doesn't meet reads.
Any civic minded organizations civic minded being the key that business individual family city county state or federal agency.
Is welcome to volunteer in the Georgia adult -- highway program another criteria says.
Each volunteer group must have at least six members with three back up members that might yet the officials.
Best tactic to challenge the exalted cyclops of that particular chapter of the kkk.
To prove that he has -- in five follows that's that's what he calls himself the adopted cyclops the exalted cyclops exalted cyclops Soviet.
Jonathan thank you.
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