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05.04.07

KKK celebration cancelled

A white supremacy celebration scheduled to take place near Memphis this Saturday is now cancelled.

The Hall county sheriff Earnest Neel says the event's host Glen Callahan has called off the rally because of expected severe weather.

People we spoke to in town say the KKK and their message are not representative of the residents in Memphis.  "Now sometimes it boils me pretty good when it's just about my color but you know they're focusing on immigration, they're focusing on catholics so they have a whole group of people that they're focusing on," says Tiniya Johnson.

In Memphis people are very tolerant of each other, they get along just fine." No word on whether the white pride unity event originally planned on Callahan's property might be rescheduled. 

The celebration was to include speeches and a cross burning organized by Klans members from the San Angelo and Carlsbad areas.

The D-P-S tells us callahan, who initially planned to have the rally on his property southeast of memphis, is a former Childress police officer.

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