KKK Rally in Downtown Amarillo

Published: Aug. 5, 2006 at 10:21 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2006 at 7:56 PM CDT
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The moment many people across the Panhandle were anticipating anxiously for some time came late Saturday afternoon.  
     The Ku Klux Klan arrived at Amarillo's City Hall to speak out against illegal immigration. 
      The silence is deafening compared to the amount of noise that took over this area of city hall this afternoon. 
    The rally itself lasted about an an hour an a half.
  The KKK numbered only about 20 people.
   They flew American and Confederate flags, played patriotic music, and even gained some support.
   Their main message -- stop illegal immigration, which surprised many onlookers were expecting to hear only of white supremacy. 
    The mood today spanned from organized chaos to deep anger but mostly NewsChannel 10  found on lookers to be curious about what the KKK had to say.
   Many people were expecting white hoods and burning crosses but today the rally proved the KKK also changed to be more modern and focus their efforts on illegal immigration issues.